1. The Great Awakening - People felt as if they were waking up with new faith, and it also helped create a demand for the seperation of church and state.

2. Sermon - A speech about a moral issue.

3. Faith - Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

4. Church - A place to learn about God and what he did.

5. Jonathan Edwards - He helped inspire the Great Awakening with his sermons and was its most important theologian.
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6. George Whitefield - He was one of the most famous preachers to huge crowds throughout the colonies 1739 - 1740. external image George_Whitefield_%28head%29.jpg

7. Minister - A person who is authorized to perform religious functions in a Christan church.

8. First Great Awakening - It happened in the 1730s and 1740s. It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of personal guilt and of their need of salvaiton by Christ.

9. Second Great Awakening - It took place between 1800s to about 1830. Charles Finney and Peter Cartwright were famous preachers. They road horses to different towns to preach. external image 350px-1839-meth.jpg

10. Third Great Awakening - It began in 1880 - 1910. This period had very active missonary work and started religous denomination .

11. Fourth Great Awakening - Happened in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Some people feel that the fourth Great Awakening never happened.

12. Joseph Tracy - was the minister and historian who named this era in his book The Great Awakening.external image thumbnail.aspx?q=700586003735&id=509951f206a44cca963ed3ebc428cb6d&url=http%3a%2f%2fecx.images-amazon.com%2fimages%2fI%2f51itlebm51L._SS500_.jpg

Timeline of Events of the Great Awakening

(1734) Jonathan Edwards sparks the Great Awakening.

(1735) John Van Zandt whips a slave to death sparking racial tension in New York. Women gain civic and economic power in the colonies.

(1736) John and Charles Wesley arrive in Georgia as a guest of James Oglethorpe.

(1737) Reformers in Boston destroy a house of ill repute. William Penn's son Thomas swindles Indians with the "Walking Purchase".

(1738) Methodist preacher George Whitefield arrives in Savannah, and his electrifying sermons fuel the religious fervor of the Great Awakening. John Winthrop becomes mathematics chair at Harvard.

(1739) Slaves from Charleston, SC are killed trying to get to Spanish Florida. French explorers Pierre and Paul Mallet discover the Rockies.

(1740) War escalates into King George's War.

(1741) Jonathan Edwards delivers powerful sermon to cap off "Great Awakening". Massachusetts fishing fleet reaches 1000 boats.

(1742) Colonists are attacked by Spanish in the War of Jenkin's Ear.

(1743) Quaker John Woolman was the first to preach against slavery. The American Philosophical Society is formed in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin retires at age 37 to pursue scientific and public ideals.