Such an approach is able to provide striking portraits of individual radical figures and movements, but it is usually less successful in examining the social, cultural, and political aspects of american life behind the reform impulse lay a religious revolution—the evangelical revivals known as the second great awakening. Many things can contribute to the rise of social reform in the 1800's many scholars such ralph waldo emerson or edgar allen poe, helped lead the reform era but the most some of the most important ideas that encouraged social reform was the second great awakening, industrialization, and nostalgia all three played a. In antebellum america, a religious revival called the second great awakening resulted in thousands of conversions to evangelical religions itinerant preachers, such as the temperance movement encouraged people to abstain from consuming alcoholic drinks in order to preserve family order the abolition movement.
D) spread the second great awakening, encourage urbanization please check these answers 2) although cotton was the south most profitable cash crop, it was not grown everywhere why did some farmers harvest rice or tobacco instead of cotton a)there weren't enough slaves for every farmer to plant. Which of the following statements is most correct when comparing the second great awakening with the first a)the second great awakening was smaller in size but more influential than the apush how did each of the following encourage social reform: second great awakening, industrialization, nostalgia for the past.