Religious Impacts Of Early America

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Upon finding America, the future seemed bleak in comparison to what the reality of the outcome would be. The land wasn’t plowed and the residence that had been there seemed to have been sheltered from the rest of the world’s progression of the then modern society. As the English men colonized the countryside, along with other countries settlers, it did not take long for the fundamental structures of early America to be created. Religious impacts swept the communities along with a yearning sense of independence rustling within the colonist them self. As the yearning grew a sense of unification grew as well. The ‘Americans’ had started creating their own traditions and customs, largely due to solitary neglect from Britain, but the outcome of …show more content…
These natives showed little knowledge of progressed technology, as well as inhabiting a different style of living that seemed to be at a lowered standard than that of the English men. The colonists had believed they possessed the right and civic duty to help the natives learn how to live in their modern day society. They had done this by attempting to teach the natives about proper sheltering techniques along with fiercer and more up to date weaponry options. The natives had grown averse to these efforts and saw it as a means of taking control and taking the lands that had raised them, out from underneath their feet. This was a natural precursor to the future conflicts that would be made between the settlers and the natives. Nonetheless, the colonists continued to ‘colonize’ the land, by creating towns, farming options, and taking the resources of the land and turning them into tradable goods for the English market. The countryside quickly found itself inhabited by a diverse community of people from all over the world. This diversity had led to a well-established amount of religious groups. A majority of the colonists had loved God and the church, mainly due to the fact of the majority of colonists being Englishmen and coming from the Parliament and English religious belief. However, there had been a large portion of Englishmen who traveled to America to practice their own religions of protestant belief. These groups had fueled a large portion of the religious impact on the first Great Awakening to come across early colonial life. The churches had devised different methods of attracting members and as a result different pastors flooded the country preaching sermons that got to the heart of the colonists. This had brought about a rise in the colonists that showed them a sense of religious independence, this independence had led to churches

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