The Second Great Awakening

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The Second Great Awakening promoted greater religious fervor and more personal relationships between individual Christians and their God.

Before the Second Great Awakening, many people felt that Americans had been losing their religious fervor.  They felt that the average American had stopped really caring about God and about religion and...

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The Second Great Awakening promoted greater religious fervor and more personal relationships between individual Christians and their God.

Before the Second Great Awakening, many people felt that Americans had been losing their religious fervor.  They felt that the average American had stopped really caring about God and about religion and had started to take worship as something of a routine.  The people who started the Second Great Awakening felt that this was a very dangerous thing because they felt it would lead more people to be condemned to Hell for lacking true devotion to God.

To combat this perceived lack, evangelists started to promote new religious ideas.  They went around the country, staging revival meetings at which they encouraged people to develop a more personal relationship with God.  They wanted people to act to improve their relationships with God and to increase their devotion to their faith.  This was the main thing that the Second Great Awakening promoted.

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