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George Whitefield was one of the most influential preachers in Britain and North America in the 18th century and an important figure in the First Great Awakening.  In this lesson, students will critically examine three historical documents to answer the question: Why was Whitefield so popular? In doing so, they will practice key aspects of historical thinking.





Image: 1763 political cartoon lampooning George Whitefield. From the Library of Congress.

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The video link for this lesson appears to no longer work. I used this one instead: "America's First Great Awakening" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-dk4-HBNWQ
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