A spiritual fervor swept across America in the first half of the 1700s and again in the 1800s. Known as the First and Second “Great Awakenings,” these two explosions of intense religious activity led to the creation and/or spread of many Protestant sects and also had a dramatic impact on American society and culture.  Dr. Frank Newton will explore how these movements arose and influenced the American Revolution and Civil War – with consequences we still feel today.