Great Awakening, Ben Franklin

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    SSUSH2 c & d

    c. Identify Benjamin Franklin as a symbol

    of social mobility and individualism.

    d. Explain the significance of the Great


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    Causes of the Great Awakening The Glorious Revolution in England led to the

    Church of England as the only approved church inEngland, leading to the suppression ofCatholicism, Judaism, and Puritanism.

    A Spiritual Revival will start in the colonies as a

    reaction to this suppression.

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    Great Awakening

    This movement occurred between 1730 and1760, and focused on people returning to theirstrong beliefs in God.

    The Great Awakening was mostly in the New

    England Colonies. George Whitefield brought the movement from

    England to Boston. Whitefield found thatministers did not have the knowledge of theChurch

    Preachers like Jonathan Edwards preached fireand brimstone sermons that got parishionersmore vocal in church than their Puritan neighbors

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    Effects of the Great Awakening Many different

    protestantdenominations werestarted

    The FoundingFathers of Americadid not subscribe toone denominationtherefore they kept

    church and stateseparate.

    It brought about theidea of revolution.
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    Social Mobility The ability to move from one social

    class to another easily throughmarriage or changing jobs.

    A person can move up or down theladder.

    For instance, if you marry a millionaireyou have moved up the social ladder. Ifyou marry someone of lower socialclass than you then either you willmove up, or they will move down. Ifyou get laid off or get fired you willlikely move down the social ladder. Ifyou gain a college degree you are

    likely to move up the social ladder.

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    Social Mobility Cartoons

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    Individualism Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy,

    ideology, or social outlook that stresses "the moral worth ofthe individual". Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and

    desires ,and so they value independence and self-reliancewhile opposing most external interference upon one's owninterests, whether by society, family or any other group orinstitution.

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    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin is a

    great example of

    social mobility Came from a family of

    17 children, familywas quite poor.

    Franklin came to be aprinter, writer,politician, politicalcartoonist, scientist,and a signer of the

    Declaration ofIndependence andthe Constitution.

    He brought the first subscription

    library to America-

    He brought about fire insurance for

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    Quick Write- Do you think social

    mobility is possible? WHY or WHY


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