Religion and revolution

War time was not the moment for these two sets of religious forces to oppose each other overtly and flagrantly. It was after the forming of the new nation that the revivalists, who began to surge in the early 1790s, could score and scorn people like Jefferson, especially when he ran for president in 1800. Then, repelled by the anti-religion of French revolutionaries, these revivalists and other clerics, especially those who were also Federalists, spoke of Jefferson as an arch-infidel. Those in New England who kept tryingto retain religious establishments until past 1815 in Connecticut and, finally, Massachusetts, abhorred

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