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Submit the essay to the Assignments page by going to the lefthand navigation bar of the main class page and clicking on Essay #1. Submit either as a .doc or .docx or .rtf file. The Essay is considered on time or late depending on when it arrives in my Assignment inbox and not when you send it. Double space. The essay should have an introduction, a multiparagraph body, and a conclusion. You must use specific facts from the assigned textbook reading and you must cite those facts in the body of the essay. A parenthetical reference per citation will suffice. A typical parenthetical reference would be something like (American Promise, p. 23). The citations must give the specific page number. Remember that quoted and paraphrased information needs citations.

Worth 100 points with the following point breakdown:

Proper citations: 40 points
Good structure and writing: 10 points
Content: 50 points
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...
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