The Second great Awakening
The Second Great Awakening took place from the 1790s to the 1830s. It expressed and asserted religion in those who were believers. It began in rural areas and spread to the cities in the 1820s. It took place during the rise of commercialization,and transportation. The Second Great Awakening left countless converted souls and many destroyed churches. It was one of the most momentous episodes in American History. It encouraged prison reform, the temperance cause, women's movement; wine crusade to abolish slavery. Revival meetings took place and lasted for up to a week. People would go to camp for gospel started by a preacher. These meetings caused people to faint or speak in tongues. Most people went back to their sinful ways. The people were moved to do missionary work with Indians in the West. Women were a big part of the revivalism (Armstrong 114).