From: Marci Lewis th 8;40-10:00
Time: 7:28:39 AM
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The Great Awakening was a unified religious movement. The first signs of a spiritual movement appeared in New England during the 1730s. In the Great Awakening thiere were no single relisious denomination or sect that monopolized. The Great Awakening had two impotances to freedom in the American Culture. One effect of the spiritual movement was that it founded several important institutions of higher learning such as Princeton in 1746, Dartmouth in 1769, Brown in 1764, and Rutgers in 1766. This effect to the movement is important to freedom because by the three men, Edwards, Whitefield, and Tennent, urging the importance of a formal education and launching the institutions for this to take place encouraged Americans to receive that formal education that they havenít received. By the Americans receiving and education they realized how they were being mistreated by slavery and wanted their freedom. The Second effect the Great Awakening had on freedom in America is that it encouraged men and women who had been taught to remain silent before traditional figures of authority to speak up and to take an active role in their salvation. Because of this New Lights made religious choices. The Great Awakening showed Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, that he could develop a religion where there will be no racism or discrimination. A place where all ethnic backgrounds would be allowed to become ministers and not just white people.