The Second Great Awakening was a religious movement of the United States which began in late 18th century and lasted until the middle of the 19th century. The awakening had created among the people a heart for reform. It was an encouragement to education. Universities of Pennsylvania and North Carolina were established. There was an expansion of public schools from 1820-50. The religious fervor helped them to denounce slavery as sinful. The women demanded voting rights. The Senna Falls Convention in 1848 led by Elizabeth Caddy Stanton was an important step in this direction. The traditional male dominated family was replaced with co-operative family. The temperance movement functioned along with the women rights. The National Temperance Union demanded a ban on alcohol as it was detrimental to the stability of the family. Another notable result of the awakening was the growth of trade when the frontier people met together at the frequent camp meetings. These trade relations had greatly benefited the rural families.
Second Great Awakening was a religious movement of late 18th century and lasted until the middle of the 19th century in United States. Eventhough the awakening spread to all parts of America, it was concentrated on the Northwest and Midwest. The awakening created among the people a heart for social reform. The awakening resul