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History of the United States
Christianity
Colonial America

How did the various churches established and non-established fundamentally shape eighteenth-century colonial life including education and politics?

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August 15, 2010 8:50AM

They infused in the colonies a sense of unity through shared beliefs. In education, instead of focusing on individualistic thinking, they emphasized orthodoxy. (The churches didn't want heretics.) In politics, they wanted conformity and restrained the form of government from truly becoming democratic. (Still with the whole conformity and orthodoxy thing).

*Note that this is just my rushed explanation, and thus may hold many grievious errors, as I try to finish the APUSH summer work I left till last minute. Hopes it gives people an idea and a place to start though. EXPAND!...and actually add real facts. That above there, is in no way and adequate answer.