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  1. The Great Awakening California State Standard 7.1.1

  2. The Great Awakening

  3. The Great Awakening

  4. The Great Awakening • Stressed the importance of inner religious emotion • Not what church you went to

  5. The Great Awakening • Traveling ministers delivered sermons • People left traditional Protestant churches and joined new ones • Ex: Baptists Methodists

  6. Preachers • Jonathan Edwards • George Whitfield • Drew thousands of people to outdoor revivals

  7. Important because… • Questioned church authority so colonists questioned English authority • Stressed the importance of the individual

  8. Exit Quiz • Who was John Edwards? • Describe the Great Awakening • The Great Awakening stressed the importance of the ________

  9. Ideas of the Great Awakening and its influence on Revolution • Great Awakening influenced the Revolution with new religious ideas • People felt they were free to determine their own beliefs • They felt less obedient to political authority