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1.What was the “Great Awakening”?
The Great Awakening was an outpouring of religious enthusiasm that occurred in the American colonies in the mid-18th century. 2. Who was George Whitfield? George Whitfield was a preacher and an associate of John Wesley in England. 4. How did Edwards' message differ from other's during this period? Edwards championed an unremitting Calvinism that contrasted sharply with the emotional messages being preached in other areas. 5. How did the Great Awakening effect education? They established new higher learning 6. What was the impact of the Great Awakening on the colonies? Thousands were brought into the churches by the wave of enthusiasm, but denominations and communities were split by doctrinal differences. The movements also served to lessen the hold of the Anglican Church and, in the process, weaken royal authority. 1.The "Causes"- What events led to the Great Awakening? The Awakening was fired by the sermons of Jonathan Edwards, a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts. 2.The "Effects"- What changes occured because of the Great Awakening? The Great Awakening led to efforts to convert Native American communities and also the establishment of new institutions of higher learning. The impact of the Great Awakening was mixed. Thousands were brought into the churches, denominations and communities were split by doctrinal differences. The movements also served to lessen the hold of the Anglican Church
weaken royal authority.