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A Look at Destiny: The Influence of the Enlightenment, the Great Awakening and the Frontier Upon the American Revolution Douglas A. Marshall

A Look at Destiny: The Influence of the Enlightenment, the Great Awakening and the Frontier Upon the American Revolution

Douglas A. Marshall

Published April 29th 2002
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The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, and the frontier were tremendously strong forces in influencing the American Revolution. Acting in concert, these forces made a Revolution inevitable. The Enlightenment directly influenced revolutionaryMoreThe Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, and the frontier were tremendously strong forces in influencing the American Revolution. Acting in concert, these forces made a Revolution inevitable. The Enlightenment directly influenced revolutionary thoughts. Ideas of natural rights, sensibility, and equality stemmed from enlightened thought. The Great Awakening and religious revivals of the mid- eighteenth century brought hope and salvation to the commoner. This evangelical style religion upset the formal churchesand institutions and undermined existing church authority. The frontier offered vast, seemingly unlimited resources, a chance for adventurous Americans to survive often harsh journeys and developed a character that isuniquely American.