The Great Awakening

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The First Great Awakening, occurring around 1730 to 1760, had a profound impact on the course of the United States, especially during the latter half of the Eighteenth Century. Although not widely spoken of in modern times, the Great Awakening was a movement rooted in spiritual growth which brought a national identity to Colonial America.

If you are a student and want to know the basics about the Awakening, you may find the “Basic Concepts” to be helpful. Otherwise, click on one of the other links on the right to learn more about this historical spiritual movement which helped pave the way for American independence.

Videos on the Great Awakening
Saints and Strangers The Great Awakening: Spiritual Revival in Colonial America Gospel of Liberty