Second Great Awakening - Pleasantville High School


EQ: How did the second Great Awakening affect life in the US?


P. 274-280

Answer: P. 276 Checkpoint

P. 277 Checkpoint

P. 280 Checkpoint

P. 294 Terms & People #2 & #3

Do Now: Describe the issue of nullification during the 1830s.

Window side take Jackson's perspective

Door side take John C. Calhoun’s perspective.

I. Second Great Awakening

A revival of religion

Preachers feel Americans are immoral

Charles Grandison Finney led evangelical style

Issues with church and state

Influx of many African-Americans

II. New Groups


Led by Joseph Smith

Grew rapidly

Persecuted for beliefs

Bringham Young leads them to migrate to Utah

Unitarians break off in New


III. Catholics and Jews

Both discriminated

Catholics would align with pope

Most were immigrants

Jews not allowed to be public officials

IV. Other movements

Utopian communities



Look at humanity, nature and god

Listen to nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

Civil disobedience

All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of '75.

(10) If one were to tell me that this was a bad government because it taxed certain foreign commodities brought to its ports, it is most probable that I should not make an ado about it, for I can do without them. All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counterbalance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. In other words, when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.


HW:P. 282-290

Answer: P. 283 Checkpoint, P. 285

Checkpoint, P. 290 Critical Thinking #5, P.

294 Critical Thinking #16

Do Now: Read and underline the article, then answer the questions at the end.

A. Public School Movement

1. funded by taxes

B. Fight for Mentally ill and imprisoned rights

1. Dorothea Dix

2. peniteniary movement a. PA System b. Auburn System

C. Temperance Movement

HW#4 P. 233-234, 236-238

Answer: P. 262 Focus Question #7

(Answer by creating a chart in your notes


Due Friday - Castle Learning Quiz "Nationalism Part


Do Now: Describe what conditions were like for the

2 million enslaved peoples in America. (must be in a paragraph)

A. Resistance

1. Nat Turner’s Revolt

2. Stricter slave laws passed

B. Freedmen

1. Slavery outlawed in many northern states

2. Manumission

3. ACS – American Colonization Society a. Liberia

4. Blacks est. churches & schools

C. Abolition Movement

1. Underground Railroad

2. William Lloyd Garrison – The Liberator

3. American Anti-Slavery Society

4. Fredrick Douglass

D. Pro-slavery

1. Southerners a. foundation of South's economy b. benefits the North - textiles c. superior workforce d. Christianity supports it

2. Northerners a. blacks compete for jobs & biz b. cuts off supply of cotton

3. Gag Rule

HW: Castle Learning Quiz

Do Now: With a neighbor, read the Declaration of

Sentiments and answer the questions