From: Michael Fera
Time: 7:33:58 AM
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Michael Fera Mr. William Cutler March 27, 2000
Why was religion important in the United States at this time?
During Pre-Civil War America, religion played an important role in everyday life. This time in America, the country was divided. What kept our country divided were differences in social status, political background, and geography. America was a country on the brink of civil war. During these times of struggle, many Americans turned to their religion as an escape. To have religion to turn to, Americans felt safer. To be able to temporarily leave the troubles of the country and escape into meditation, religion became very important. This time in America, religion was strongly established in certain areas. The North became prone to the Catholic Church, while the South leaned more to Protestant beliefs. During this time period, America molded its religious beliefs. Although many people came to America for religious freedom, religion seemed to take a back seat to liberty and freedom from the English crown during the American Revolution. It wasn’t until Pre-Civil War times that religion was once again a main priority to Americans. Searching for an escape from America’ troubles, citizens turned to God and religion.