The 19th-century religious revival was laden with a series of social reforms that influenced a wider temperance movement. This means that the religious revival was a turning point for motivating the Second Great Awakening. During these camps or large gatherings, the devout had an opportunity to apply religious principles such as support of women’s rights, abolition, and temperance. The revival inspired a highly moralistic attitude and perfectibility among the people of America. For instance, the revival created temperance and abolition movements that brought reforms in the position of American women in society. These movements pushed for the empowerment of women to acquire rights to property ownership, vote, and earn a living. In addition, the revival gave women an opportunity to be noticed and participate actively in the public arena. The reforms inspired by the religious revival are related to each other since they functioned on promoting gradual changes in the societal social, political, and economic foundations in America. The movements influenced the changing culture of the United States by inspiring the common Americans to enlist in social reform movements to fight against slavery, alcohol, human prison conditions, effective public service, and women’s rights, among others. The movements improved the level and magnitude of self-awareness gains social vices and unfair practices affecting the society.
My position on the impact of religious revival is that it catalyzed the social transformation of the American society in the direction of consciousness towards basic human needs and humane practices among Americans. For instance, the women’s rights movements are responsible for initiating and pushing for women’s empowerment and equality in society. Moreover, the temperance and abolition movements inspired systematic moralistic perception in the society towards inclusivity and sensitivity towards the plight of the less fortunate. As a result, society has begun to progress in the direction of positive cultural shifts motivated by free will rather than predestination.