Clergymen urged caution, warning that action against slavery might enrage Southerners. Their timidity made Garrison livid.
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By the 1960s, the world was out of joint again, prompting the rise of the Christian Right.
The Second Great Awakening and the Fundamentalist Movement sought to transform the United States into a distinctly Christian nation and, in that way, paved the way for the Christian Right of our own time.
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