Overview Essay: The Great Awakening Directions: Answer the following questions based on your reading assignment. 1. What changed society in 1740? 2. What was the Great Awakening? 3. What caused a lack of spiritual growth in the English colonies? 4. Name two influential ministers in the New England colonies? 5. What was the meaning of Licentiousness according to Jonathan Edwards? 6. What was George Whitefield known for? 7. How did George Whitefield and Reverend James Davenport change religious practices? 8. Describe the intense revival meetings. 9. Explain Charles Chauncy criticism of these revivals. 10. How did the Great Awakening affect ministers who were thought of as being cold or non-emotional? 11. How did the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches respond to the Great Awakening? 12. Compare and Contrast the “Old Lights” and the “New Lights”. 13. List some colleges that formed out of the birth of the Great Awakening. 14. How did the Great Awakening change the political structure of the colonies? 15. How did the Great Awakening affect religious freedom in the colonies?