Presentation on theme: "The Great Awakening Path to the American Revolution."— Presentation transcript:
The Great Awakening Path to the American Revolution
The Colonies had little in Common Formed differently due to geography, exploration and settlement Few roads in the colonies England constantly at war with France and thus let the colonies develop by themselves
What kind of corruption by government leaders will tend to corrupt society as a whole?
Beyond terrorism, are their internal threats to our society that could, in the future, bring our country down?
Corruption 1. Corrupt British officials 2. Colonial governor had a lot of power 3. Colonial offices were sold for bribes or to reward incompetent men who were down on their luck 4. Shallow belief in God, especially within the Church of England. Anglican ministers were often appointed as a perk of the governor.
Edward Hyde, the Lord Cornbury Appointed governor of New York in 1700 Owed large gambling debts Dressed up as Queen Anne when drunk Embezzled money meant for defense of colony Recalled in 1709
Revival A reawakening of interest in religion after a period of decline.
Jonathan Edwards A 1741 sermon helped increase the revival known as the Great Awakening. The sermon is known as “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
George Whitefield Anglican priest He had a very powerful voice. His 1739-1741 preaching tour of the colonies spread the Great Awakening. He was extremely popular.
Outdoor Preaching He didn’t care what church a Christian went to as long as he was a Christian. Due to this, he was not allowed to speak in many Anglican churches. He began to speak outside in fields.