Great Awakening Dbq

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3.The Great Awakening of the 1730s-1740s helped create a sense of rebellion. Assess the validity of this statement (might be more than 4 sentences)
Even though some people at the time were embracing deism others embraced pietism which in turn led to a religious revival and the Great Awakening. Pietism sparked a “revival of religion” when the German migrants brought it to America. From there it spread to the Middle Colonies and New England. The Great Awakening occurred when George Whitfield started transforming revival into something bigger through his powerful sermons. It is can be said that the Great Awakening did help a create a sense of rebellion because it was going against the something that had been there so long. For example, the Great
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First of all, the war forced the British into a continued alliance with the Indians, specifically the Iroquois. After their first loss at Fort Duquesne, the English were forced to bring back Indian allies. However these Indians were cautious of the English as the influx of several thousand settlers “scared” the Natives due to the huge territorial acquisition that were being made for them to live on. Several tribes such as the Delawares followed Pontiac’s example of an uprising and revolted against the English. Even though there were eventually put down they were successful in getting the English to sign the Proclamation of 1763 which declared certain regions off limits to colonizers. However, as you would expect, the colonists did not abide by the treaty which would culminate into more tensions in between the Natives and the colonists. Overall, French and Indian war resulted in more social tension between the Natives and the colonists due to more settlers coming over to replace the defeated the French leading to more land being taken from the …show more content…
This not only affected the colonists’ relations with the Natives but also with Britain. His uprisings illustrated social tensions between the colonists and the Natives as they Natives were unhappy with colonists bring in so many settlers and taking so much land. As a result of these uprisings the British signed a peace treaty with Pontiac and his followers, known as the Proclamation of 1763, which gave Indian control of the region and made it off limits for colonists. This proclamation was the first step in angering the colonists because the colonists felt deprived of the land that they felt should be theirs. In the grand scheme of things, this treaty was one in many things that the British did to the colonists at the end of the French and Indian War which caused severe strain in their relationship which would lead the colonists to eventually want independence (also taxed and strictly regulated them). If it wasn’t for Pontiac the Proclamation of 1763 might not have come to be, which might have kept British and colonist relations intact. However, to conclude Pontiac’s uprisings were key in spurring reactions from the British which infuriated the colonists and as well as key in showing the tensions between the Native Americans and the

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