United States History Question of the Day

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Great Awakening


George Whitefield, a prominent Great Awakening preacher
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131416:

During the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s

A) the Roman Catholic Church increased its influence in the colonies
B) clergymen, particularly Anglicans, were universal in their support for the revivals, which were often emotional and had both blacks and whites in the audiences
C) preachers rejected the traditional Puritan notion that sinful men were totally dependent for salvation on the mercy of a pure, all-powerful God
D) a new emphasis on personal piety was featured in sermons
E) the witch-hunting of the 1690s was condemned vigorously

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