Second Great Awakening introduction a religious revival transformation into the
union. The movement was first spread into huge camp meetings in which people
would have a social meeting in which people then got more into religions.
Baptists and Methodists led the movement as many Americans wanted God’s help. Most
women made up most of the church members and being more involved in religion as
many people were packing up and going east to west. The Second Great Awakening
revival establishes a more religious guide to people. It helped people to have
a spiritual affect to them and to let them have encouraged make their own ideas
and opinions to even expand into something bigger.
religious transformation brought many organizations into the union. One
organization was the temperance movement that formed in 1826. It was a movement
that was against strong drinking. Heavy drinking hurt many factors. Such as at work, many accidents occur that
hurt the efficiently of labor. It also hurt families, as it threatens the
spiritual nature and the physical safety of the wives and the kids. Even
Evangelical preachers also denounced that drinking alcohol as a sin. As a way
to help the kids, the American Temperance Society organized children’s clubs
and temperance pledge also known as the Cold Water Army to make people stop
drinking. Then the Maine Law of 1851 came up and it was a drastic statute and
it prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor. The movement is
one of the very first to be successful in the reform movement.
was a movement referring to the emancipation of all slaves. It started by
Americans who founded the American Anti-Slavery Society. Many Abolitionists
believe that slavery is a sin and it should be abolished. William Lloyd
Garrison, founder of the American Anti-Slavery society and publisher of an
abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator. In his newspaper, it talked about the
positive and negative impacts of slavery. The one most famous abolitionist was
a man by the name of John Brown. He had a very strong belief in the bible and he
hated slavery. He led a series of raids and attack many pro-slave people. His
goal was to get supplies and lead a slave rebellion. However, he was captured
and was later hanged, but still a remembering abolitionist who use his beliefs
for this raid and also when he was on trial.
women also started organizations that relate to women’s rights. Feminists
started the women’s rights movement and even held a Convention. There were many
famous feminists during the women’s rights movement. Elizabeth Cady Station was
a mother of seven who insisted on leaving her own marriage ceremony and it had
shocked other feminists to advocate suffrage for women. Susan B. Anthony was a
militant lecturer for women’s rights who exposed herself to rotten garbage and
vulgar epithets. The Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls was where all
fighting feminists meet together to discuss the problem of women’s rights.
Stanton and Anthony were there too. Elizabeth Cady Stanton read a Declaration
of Sentiments which was a revised version of the Declaration of Independence in
which all men and women are created equal not just men is created equal.
Abolitionism, The Temperance Movement and the women’s rights groups all related
to the reform of the second great awakening. It has two points in common, that
it involves many religious feelings in it and it got people together to change
many parts of society. It was something new for people such as women to stand
up for themselves and show or talked about their ideas and options.