Read about the Second Great Awakening and U.S, Revivalism beginning on page 256 to 260.
Write 300 words on the Second Great Awakening in the United States and its effects on American Christianity and the U.S. public sphere. Why do you think that church attendance increased by ten times from 1800 to 1860?
- Give a brief overview or summary of the key figures and developments during the Second Great Awakening, pp. 256 to 260.
- Give your own reaction to the huge increase in religious faith and church attendance during this period.
- What effects do you think this had the public sphere, and such issues as abolitionism, women’s rights and the Civil War?