The religious history of the united states

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Introduction
This project it’s about the religion of the U.S. forits independence(1776),is that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were populated by men and women of deep religious convictions, which in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely.

The objective of this project is to understandand appreciate the cultureand history of this country, as the beginning of American religion, as it is based and that is important.

For this project, we used as the main source internet, each group member see king information, then we met to divide the work and to decide who would take care to make each part.

After a few weeks to get her the parts of each member and then review if the work was correct and complete.This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely.
It was thought that the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but newwaves of immigrants of the eighteenth century brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation: the first revival important religious in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion.







History of religion in the United States
The religious history of the United States before the colonial era was dominated by Native Americanreligions. They exhibit great diversity, and are often characterized by animism or pantheism. Although there are many different Native American religious practices, most of the following areas of interest: a supernatural force, omnipresent, invisible, universal, belonging to the 'three' life crises' of birth, puberty, and death “spirits, visions, shamans and communal ceremony.

After Europeancolonization, religious history began more than a century before the British colonies became the United States of America in 1776. Some of the original settlers were men and women of deep religious convictions. The religious intensity of the original settlers declined somewhat over time, but new waves of immigrants from the 18th century brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic. In addition,the nation's first major religious revival in the mid-18th century injected new vigor into American religion.

Wave after wave of ethnic groups in Europe (and elsewhere) brought along their traditional churches, some, especially English and German Americans brought several Protestant denominations and Catholicism. Several colonies had by "established" church, meaning that local tax money to thedenomination was established. In general, colonial governments were barely involved in religion, and many denominations and sects flourished. Freedom of religion became a basic principle of the United States, and many new movements emerged, many of whom became established names in their own right. The large influx of immigration in the 19 and 20 century religion revived, in many cases, immigrantsbecame much more religious than they had been in the old country to assert its identity new complex. As Europe secularized in the 20th century, Americans largely resisted the trend, so that by the 21st century had become perhaps the most religious of all major countries, with a religious (moral issues as abortion) that occupy an important role in American politics.




America as a religiousrefuge: 17th century

Many ofthe British colonies inNorth America thateventually formedtheUnited Stateswere establishedin the 17th centuryby menand women who, in the face ofEuropean religiouspersecution, refused to compromisepassionatelyreligious convictions andfledEurope.
TheMiddleAtlantic coloniesof NewJersey,Pennsylvaniaand Marylandwere conceivedand established"as plantations of religion."...
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