Lead: In the years following the American Revolution, a sweeping religious revival established evangelical Protestantism as the dominant religion in the U.S. It was the Second Great Awakening.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: In the 1730s and 1740s New England’s Congregational churches and Presbyterian churches in the middle colonies experienced an upsurge of religious enthusiasm known as the Great Awakening. In the southern colonies, the dominant Church of England found itself, for the first time, challenged by the growth of dissenter groups whipped along by the preaching of itinerant evangelists such as George Whitefield.

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