Religious Influences Supporting the American Revolution

REASONS FOR
SUPPORTING REVOLUTION

GROUPS WHO SUPPORTED REVOLUTION
CONGRE-
GATIONALIST
PRESBYTERIANS ANGLICAN LAYMEN
(S. Colonies)
LUTHERANS RADICAL
DISSENTERS
Covenantal view of society -- a government that violates God's covenant forfeits its right to obedience x x      
Religious freedom is possible only when there is political freedom x x x x x
Deist emphasis on natural law and human rights     x    
Fear of Anglican establishment, renewed persecution x x     x
Fear of Anglican establishment, desire to see their own churches established x x   x  
Fear of Anglican establishment, desire to minimize religious interference in political affairs     x    
Fear of Anglican establish ment, rejection of establishment as general principle         x