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A small religious group that has broken away from some larger mainstream church, often claiming superior or exclusive possession of religious truth
The smaller group at the top of a society or institution, usually possessing wealth, power, or special privileges
In religion, a movement of renewed enthusiasm and commitment, often accompanied by special meetings or evangelical activity
Ethnic group that had already relocated once before immigrating to America and settling largely on the Western forntier of the middle and southern colonies
Rebellious movement of frontiersmen in the southern colonies that included future President Andrew Jackson
Term for New England settlements where Indians from various tribes were gathered to be Christianized
A once-despised profession that rose in prestige after 1750 because its practitioners defended colonial rights
Term for tax-supported condition of Congregational and Anglican churches, but not of Baptists, Quakers, and Roman Catholics
Ministers who supported the Great Awakening against the "old light" clergy who rejected it
Institutions that were founded in greater numbers as a result of the Great Awakening, although a few had been founded earlier
Paxton Boys and Regulators
Scots-Irish frontiersmen who protested against colonial elites of Pennsylvania and North Carolina
Established religion in southern colonies and New York; weakened by lackadaisical clergy and too-close ties with British crown
Itinerant British evangelist who spread the Great Awakening throughout the colonies
Dominant religious group in colonial Pennsylvania, criticized by others for their attitudes toward Indians
The case that established the precedent that true statements about public officials could not be prosecuted as libel
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