Cane Ridge Revival
The passion and fervor as Americans embraced evangelicalism generated large religious gatherings. Most famous was in Cane Ridge, Kentucky, in 1801, where an estimated 20,000 people gathered for a week-long camp with open-air revivalist preachers. From Presbyterianism in Paris and Bourbon County, Kentucky, by Robert Stuart Sanders, p. 209.
From 1790 – 1830, a Protestant revival called the Second Great Awakening swept across America. The movement was a reaction to the loosened social bonds brought on by the nation’s westward expansion and beginning industrialization.