Reforms of the Second Great Awakening The Second Great Awakening caused a bunch of reforms on big problems that plagued America at the time. Two reforms that made an impact on American society were Abolition and Women’s Rights. Both of these reforms have impacted America to this day. In the early 1800’s, slavery was widespread and not highly debated. Then when the Second Great Awakening arose, it opened people’s eyes to how cruel and how big of a problem slavery really was. Many Americans wanted to abolish slavery and set blacks everywhere free. William Lloyd Garrison, writer of The Liberator, tried to spread the word of abolition. In the first issue of his newspaper, he says “The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.” [F]. This quote states that the severity of this problem was huge and deserved everyone’s attention. Many slaves wanted to escape and get justice on their slave owners. At the National convention of Colored People, one said “Let us give the Slaveholder what he most dislikes… Let us expose his crimes and his foul abominations. He is reputable and must be made disreputable.” [D] Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the road to freedom, otherwise known as The Underground Railroad. She led many slaves to freedom by taking them through a hidden passage to the North, where slavery was not favored and outlawed [B]. After the Civil War ended, slavery was abolished all across America. Today, African Americans have equal rights and have the same freedoms as anyone else in our nation, which would not be possible without the abolition movement. Women were not very respected or represented in the Antebellum period. They had very little rights and privileges. Women could not vote or get a good, paying job. Often, women stayed at the homestead all day and cooked/cleaned. No one thought a woman could do a man’s job or be as smart as a man. After the Second Great Awakening, women started to rally and fight for their rights. They began to realize they could do anything a man could do. At the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton…
3 October 2013
For as long as the art of literature has been practiced, esteemed authors have prided
themselves in their keen use of symbolism. A symbol can be any person, place or thing within a
story that is representative of something else; symbols often appear to be insignificant when first
mentioned, but are ultimately brought full circle and expounded upon, their deeper meanings
exposed to the reader. This is done through recurrence.
by Kate Chopin is an…
these two schools eventually opposed the revivalism sweeping through New England, the movement would eventually garner enough support to establish a school all its own in 1741, which they called Princeton.
Around the same time in America the Great Awakening developed as a theology of “total dependence” on the transformative emanations of the Holy Spirit under Jonathan Edwards. Edwards argued that Lockean “sense impressions” of most importance were those which saw and felt God, since they affected…
Great Awakening Essay
Grand Canyon University: HTH379 (379-0101) History of Christianity
November 16, 2014
I will discuss the significance of the Great Awakening (Revelation 14:6) and how it impacted the church. This was the first religious revival in the British American colonies, which spread from Europe to England. This was an important evangelical and revitalization lasting nearly 30 years.
From 1720 to 1740 British American colonies encounters religious revival…
religion was a set of rules imposed upon man by God. Emerson felt that true religion was an ongoing process of revelation and discovery
Emerson resigned from his position as minister in 1832 and went on a journey around Europe (Italy, France, and Great Britain)
Emerson came to believe that Christ was not divine and that the miracles Christ performed were a lesson about miracles. The lesson was that anyone who was truly in touch with God could perform miracles and that miracles were all around us…
In the 1800s there was an outburst of religious revivals held in Kentucky, which later spread throughout the western states. This movement became known as the Second Great Awakening. Religious passion deepened. More people became devout members of the church. The awakening gathered strength in 1826, when preacher Charles Finney conducted a revival. Many people saw religion as a social gathering since people didn’t go out in the 1800s it made going to church and being holy a more amusing activity…
Guided Reading Questions/Terms: Chapter 15
Chapter 15: The Ferment of Reform and Culture
Big Picture Themes:
1. The "Second Great Awakening" began in the 1830s. It's purpose was to wake people from lackluster
religion and, like the First Great Awakening, was led by passionate and emotional preachers.
2. The Mormons emerged from these beginnings and wandered westward to the Great Salt Lake.
3. Free public schools began in large measure.
4. There was push to ban alcohol…
Social Reforms, Social Movements, Role of Women in Society
Any activist movement that betters the society. (ex. prison reform,
mental illness, prohibition/temperance, suffrage, education
prisons in Pennsylvania took place of crude jails and lockups
experiment to see if prisoners reflect on their sins in solitary
experiment dropped b/c prisoner suicides
ASYLUM MOVEMENT: structure and discipline would bring out
Auburn system in NY enforced rules of discipline while also…
major revivals that had lasting effects on the country with the regard to religion, government and
human nature. The Enlightenment focused on challenging authoritarian rule, and the Great
Awakening encouraged believers to exercise individual judgment. The Enlightenment and the
Great Awakening were the major causations on the development of a democratic society in the
The Enlightenment initially began in Europe and it reached colonial America more than a
The Refinement of Reform and Culture
There were many reform movements in the first half of the 19th century to push America towards a more democratic society. These reform movements advanced many aspects of American society, government, economy, and the livelihood of the citizens. These reforms include religious movements, women’s rights movements, and movements to improve education all were a step toward a more democratic society. Although many of them failed at the time such as women’s rights…
“Kate Chopin uses powerful and significant symbolism in The Awakening to depict the feminist idea involving women’s longing for sexual and personal emancipation through the development of the main character, Edna Pontellier”1 Explore the relevance of this statement to Edna’s Awakening and show how your reading of the yellow wallpaper illuminates this understanding.
The Victorian era was an age of confinement for women in their rights and their social lives, but it was perhaps the beginning of the…