What Was the Great Awakening?
The Great Awakening was a religious revival in New England in the 1730s and 40s. It began as secularism was spreading and was aided by the recent migration into the cities’ large crowds. This movement was the first mass movement in America. It helped break down the divides between the various regions of the British colonies and led to the creation of some new Protestant denominations. The Revivalists suggested that there was divinity in God’s creation, and that blacks were worthy of being converted to Christianity.