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What did the Great Awakening reveal about 18th century social and economic trends? Does American today need a Great Awakening? The Great Awakening began in 17th Century England, when political maneuvering led to the extinguishment of deep spirituality. With the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II assumed the throne and the majority of citizens welcomed him with open arms. Charles attempted to erase all influences of Puritanism in his court, even to the point of exhuming Cromwell’s body from its grave for all to see. The Puritans had previously grown in number in England as a reaction to the perceived corruption and secularity of the Church of England, and now they were being pushed back from avenues of power within renewed monarchical England. Catholics formed a small minority in England, but they had some powerful allies. Charles was sympathetic to Catholic concerns; in 1670 he and Louis XIV agreed to the Treaty of Dover, in which Charles clandestinely agreed to join the French to oppose Holland and also to bring Roman Catholicism back to England. The next king...