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Congregationalists
Congregationalists were members of the Puritan congregation and had more say in church affairs.
Most _____ came to be called this.
Halfway Covenant
The Puritans developed this covenant in 1662 in order to accept the children of church members even if they were not saved.
What about the unsaved children?
Moravian Great Awakening
Followers of an earlier reformer; John Huss. who came from Moravia, Germany to Georgia in 1732. Influenced American church music and were Evangalists to the Indians and slaves.
The earlier followers of this religous group were persecuted in Moravia, Germany.
Samuel Davies
Samuel Davies was a great leader in the southern Great Awakening. He was the greatest orator of his day.
Virginia; southern Great Awakening.
Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards played a key role in the Great Awakening. His sermons caused many hearts to be convicted and as a result hundreds were saved.
Responsible for the New England Revival that reached it's peak in 1741.
George Whitefield
Another important figure in the Great Awakening. An Englishman who was key in the Great Awakening and preached over 18,000 sermons. In 1740 established Bethesda. Today is is America's oldest orphanage.
Lots of sermons in open fields.

Bethesda which means "House of Mercy"
Enlightenment
A movement that held rational thinking and critical reasoning in high regard.
It's only true if it makes sense.
deism
A philosophy that taught God created the universe in a perfect and balanced manner, then left it to just run it's course.
Believed in THEIR OWN REASONING.
Unitarianism
A movement that denied the diety of Jesus Christ. They believed that He was just a man and that salvation wasn't needed
Live a moral life and you'll be fine! This belief suited many intellectuals.
grammar schools
Schools where children learned to read and write as well as learn Greek and Latin.
Similar to our elementary schools today....but children learned much more in the colonial era.
dame schools
These were windows or single ladies who took on the task of teaching children to read and write if the parents couldn't.
Simular to what we call tutors today.
Harvard College
Founded by the Puritans in 1636, Harvard was the first chartered institution of higher learning in the colonies.
apprenticeship
Used to teach trades and usually lasted seven years or until the apprentice turned twenty-one.
On the job training.
Duncan Phyfe
A famous furniture maker. He made fine furniture from top-quality mahogony wood and much of it has lasted for generations.
He used top quality mahogany wood.
John Singleton Copley
"The greatest painter ever to work in colonial America."
portraits, landscapes and historical scenes.