SAT Subject US History Practice Question 452: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 452

73. Which one of the following men spearheaded the religious revival known as the Great Awakening of the mid-1700s?

A. Benjamin Franklin
B. William Penn
C. Jonathan Edwards
D. Edmund Andros
E. Oliver Cromwell

Correct Answer: C


Jonathan Edwards of Connecticut generally is credited with starting the Great Awakening by preaching salvation through intense faith rather than predestination.

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