The Great Awakening Dbq

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When the colonist first came, they were mainly individual colonies with much diversity. The Great Awakening played a major role in the colonies uniting and seeing themselves as the Americans people. The evidence of The Great Awakening was a major cause is that it spread throughout all of the colonies. The awakening didn’t only remained in Massachusetts but “swept through the colonies like a fire through prairie grass” (90). This marked the first time that the colonies were sharing a common idea through one person, a pastor named Jonathan Edwards. From Edward’s concept of righteousness and free will, another person named George Whitefield helped to spread the belief even more effectively through his amazing speech-giving skills (90). Although
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