God in America
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It is unfortunate that some major religions were not included (i.e., Mormonism) but understandable as PBS has put out a full-length documentary specifically on this topic. You can watch both "God in America" and "The Mormons" for free on the PBS website.
Also, how much the same rhetoric is repeated in the political debates whether it is 1600 or 2010!
Religion is a very big issue in Democracy!
The Evangelical Protestant religion of many of the early settlers made them resentful of either church leaders or kings telling them what to do. Itinerant Methodist ministers traveling in the wild west of the Appalachians made Methodism the fastest growing denomination in the US until the battle over slavery broke it into northern and southern denominations. The rights of Catholics and Jews to have their children free from Protestant religious training in public schools led to a greater separation of church and state.
In postwar America, Billy Graham and his crusade against "Godless" communism made him the best known religious figure in America. These are just a few of the interesting takes on American history found in this program which was created by a cooperative effort of The American Experience and Frontline.
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Great documentary with well respected historians. Much more accurate than any History Channel show.Published 5 months ago by Chris Miller
Talks a lot about what brought God, Jesus Christ to America. And how different cultures started coming to America and why. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alyssa McIntosh
If people today would open themselves to God as reality instead of an abstract, He would be able to accomplish marvelous things in our world, our cultures, our lives. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Len
Somewhat 'revisionist' throughout; however, viewpoints made me think about what I truly think and have read about the subject previously. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nancy A. (Nan) Hogan