The Second Great Awakening focused on a revival of religion. It was spread throughout the western frontier from camp meetings like the one above.
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Others, however, shifted away from traditional beliefs and began to believe science and reasoning. Such philosophers began to question the church and saw it as corrupt and power hungry.
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Around the same time, John Smith created a religion based off the visions he saw. When translated, the golden tablets he received became the Book of Mormon.
Another reform of the time was public education. During the 1800's there were few schools, usually taught by uneducated men.
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Dear Legislature, Our public schooling at the current moment is atrocious. I am simply just an advocator for better schools but please hear me out. These kids are our future for us and the nation. I believe that education should be free to all kids and taught by professional teachers. From, Horace Mann
Thanks to Horace Mann's fervent efforts for better education, schools for teaching professional teachers opened up. This change helped develop educated teachers and set the foundation for school systems today.