Mister Richardson’s
Church History Class

Chapter 43: The Revolutionary War Era

1. The War for Independence greatly changed the religious situation in America.
2. Episcopalians in New England remained loyal to England.
3. In the southern and middle colonies, they mainly supported the Americans.
4. Two-thirds of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Episcopalians.
5. In the 1770s, there were two established churches - the Congregational Church in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, and the Episcopal Church in New York, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
6. Baptists and Quakers were in the majority in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and were opposed to state churches.
7. The Revolutionary era brought in a movement to disestablish churches in the colonies to further the fight for freedom.
8. By 1833, all churches had been disestablished.
9. The Revolution also severed the ties between the American and European churches.
10. The Methodists grew greatly as a result of this separation and the work of Francis Asbury.