The 2 nd  Great Awakening Late 1820s – 1830s
Overview <ul><li>Second great religious revival in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>It stressed the need for “revival” of the ch...
Meetings <ul><li>The ideals were spread through revival meetings </li></ul><ul><li>These meetings were often very large an...
Charles Grandison Finney <ul><li>Key player in the development of revivalism </li></ul><ul><li>Felt strongly in personal h...
William Miller <ul><li>Originally professed Deism </li></ul><ul><li>Led Millerites </li></ul><ul><li>Credited for spawning...
Joseph Smith <ul><li>Founder of Mormonism </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote the Book of Mormon </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for president i...
Denominations <ul><li>Millerites (now Seventh-Day Adventist) and Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) were both new denominations  ...
Effects <ul><li>Women praying or preaching during services </li></ul><ul><li>Revival meetings </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on...
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The 2nd Great Awakening

  1. 1. The 2 nd Great Awakening Late 1820s – 1830s
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Second great religious revival in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>It stressed the need for “revival” of the church </li></ul><ul><li>Fueled by other religions, such as: Deism </li></ul><ul><li>Saw the creation of many new varying denominations </li></ul><ul><li>It was spread through traveling preachers and revival meetings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Meetings <ul><li>The ideals were spread through revival meetings </li></ul><ul><li>These meetings were often very large and sometimes lasted for days </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to inspire active churchgoers and to gain new converts </li></ul><ul><li>The meetings were often lead by famous ministers and traveling preachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Charles Grandison Finney <ul><li>Key player in the development of revivalism </li></ul><ul><li>Felt strongly in personal holiness </li></ul><ul><li>Developed many practices seen today </li></ul>
  5. 5. William Miller <ul><li>Originally professed Deism </li></ul><ul><li>Led Millerites </li></ul><ul><li>Credited for spawning the Adventist movement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Joseph Smith <ul><li>Founder of Mormonism </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote the Book of Mormon </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for president in 1844 </li></ul><ul><li>Assasinated by non-Mormons </li></ul>
  7. 7. Denominations <ul><li>Millerites (now Seventh-Day Adventist) and Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) were both new denominations </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist and Methodists were not new, but they yielded more followers than any other denomination in this period of time </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effects <ul><li>Women praying or preaching during services </li></ul><ul><li>Revival meetings </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on personal salvation rather than predestination </li></ul><ul><li>Many practices used in today’s churches </li></ul><ul><li>Increased support in abolitionism, women’s rights, and prison reform </li></ul>

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