Overview of the Second Great Awakening Essay

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The Second Great Awakening was extremely influential in sparking the idea of reform in the minds of people across America. Most people in America just accepted things the way they were until this time. Reforms took place due to the increase of industrial growth, increasing immigration, and new ways of communication throughout the United States. Charles Grandison Finney was one of the main reasons the Second Great Awakening was such a great success. “Much of the impulse towards reform was rooted in the revivals of the broad religious movement that swept the Untied State after 1790” (Danzer, Klor de Alva, Krieger, Wilson, and Woloch 240). Revivals during the Second Great Awakening awakened the faith of people during the 1790s with emotional …show more content…
Before Revivalism 1 in 15 Americans attended Church, and after 1850 1 in 6 were attending. Revivalisms truly helped awaken the religious faith among Americans in the 19th Century. After the Second Great Awakening many people were awakened with a sense of reform. The Abolitionist Reform Movement began in the 1820s with more than 100 antislavery societies demanding for the end of slavery in the Southern United States and Africa. Many people within the White Society believed that blacks should not be allowed to exist with them. The Revivals helped awaken the Africans Americans to call for reform. Many African American leaders participated in this reform. One of the most crucial was William Lloyd Garrison, who wrote his own newspaper, the Liberator. Garrisons’ newspaper conveyed an eye-opening message of emancipation, the immediate freeing of slaves in Africa and the South. Most Slaves were from the South since that is where most farms and plantations were located. The North did not have the need for slaves since they had no farmers our plantations. Most African Americans and some Whites agreed with Garrison’s message. Garrison took abolition to the next step and founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832. William Lloyd Garrison was a great influence to the people of the 19th Century. David Walker and Fredrick Douglas also fought for abolition during the 19th Century. David Walker published the Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in 1829, which

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