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  • 1. The Second Great Awakening By: Colby
  • 2. When & Where
    • The Second Great Awakening began in the late 18th century and lasted until the middle of the 19th century.
    • This event took place in all parts of the United States. It was mainly in the Northeast and Midwest
  • 3. Major People
    • Charles Grandison Finney
    • Lyman Beecher
    • Barton Stone
    • Peter Cartwright
    • James B. Finley
  • 4. About The Second Great Awakening
    • The Second Great Awakening was a religious rival in the United States.
    • The Second Great Awakening is characterized by “camp meetings” and widespread conversion.
  • 5. Peter Cartwright
    • Peter Cartwright was the best known of the Methodist “circuit riders” or traveling frontier preachers. He called upon sinners to repent. He converted thousands of souls to the Lord.
  • 6. Lyman Beecher
    • Bleecher was well known for being an anti-Catholicism. In 1834 he burned the Catholic Ursuline sisters convent.
    • Beecher started controversy by advocating new measures of evangelism that opposed traditional Calvinism
  • 7. Charles Finney
    • He was a congregationalist minister, who became an important figure in the Second Great Awakening.
    • He has been called "The Father of Modern Revivalism".Finney was known for his preaching and religious meetings.
  • 8. Barton Stone
    • He was the first Presbyterian minister.
    • He came together with Alexander Campbell.
    • His followers were first called "New Lights" and "Stoneites".
    • Later he and Campbell tried to bring people together by following the Scriptures.
  • 9. Information about The Second Great Awakening
    • In western NY, the revival encouraged new Restorationist and other denominations.
    • In the West, they supported the growth of the Methodists and Baptists.
    • The great revival quickly spread throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Ohio. The Methodists had an organization that depended on ministers (circuit riders), who looked for people in remote frontier locations.
    • The circuit riders were common people, which helped them establish the frontier families that they wanted to convert.
  • 10. FACTS
    • Women out numbered men in the church.
    • Women started working in factories.
    • Men would go to the west to expand while the women are left at home.
    • Camp Meetings-huge rival that lasted many days. As many as 25,000 attended.
  • 11. Causes
    • Books were being written that attacked religions.
    • Philosphies of Universalism and Unitarianism were being spread.
    • Ideas were weakened in churches.
    • Weakened traditional forms of religious practices.
  • 12. Effects
    • Many were affected by The Second Great Awakening. People felt they must bring God back into their daily lives. Many started to believe in predestination.
    • Blacks started to preach.
    • People went back to the traditional ways of church instead of the new “rational” Deism, Universalism, and Unitarianism.
  • 13. The second great awakening
    • The Second Great Awakening exercised a deep impact on American history. The growing differences within American religion reflected the growth and diversity of an expanding nation.