History 2365: American History to 1877 Week 4
History 2365: American History to 1877 Week 4 History 2365
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Date Created: 09/18/16
History 2365: American History to 1877 14 September, 2016 Birth of a Consumer Society Growing colonial society o Many nonEnglish people move to colonies o Natural increase beginning to happen o Higher rate of marriage than in England Economic Transformation o Increasing population and far abundant resources lead to economic growth o More goods are being shipped to England o Standard of living is improving for more colonists Consumer Revolution o People concerned with more good purchased for household o Creating gentility: Buying products that bring flash to the household and the people Goods owned by person = how wealthy they are Enlightenment The Age of Reason Practical Knowledge o Humanitarianism Key on removing pain and suffering o Enlightenment Institutions Hospitals are developed; Libraries are also created Relationship to Christianity o Deism: Believes there is a God, but don’t believe that He has any role in every day human life o Arminianism: More positive view on human nature, and moving away from the interest in conversion The Great Awakening Beginnings of Revival o Revival of religion in the colonies Jonathon Edwards: Calvinistic preacher who preaches for young people to repent, and they do George Whitefield: Known for having a booming voice and was charismatic o Becomes main figure of revival Characteristics and Reaction o Radical Evangelicals, and moderate Evangelicals; also have antiRevivalists Gives birth to Evangelicalism o Subset of Christianity
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