The Bible Belt

  • Bible Belt Commenced

    Bible Belt Commenced
    The first known Bible Belt in America was located in the Northeast with such groups as the Massachusetts Puritans and the Pennsylvania Quakers In around 1790, the Great Awakening changed the state of religion completely.
  • What is the Bible Belt?

    What is the Bible Belt?
    After the Great Awakening, everything spreaded to the south. Now the Bible Belt is an informal term for a region in the south-eastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative Protestant fundamentalist dominates life.
    Protestant: A major group in Christianity.
    Fundamentalist: Strict devotion to essential principles to any set of beliefs.
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    Slavery

    The Bible Belt includes the areas where slavery was very well
    established before the American Civil War.
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    Racism/Unfairness

    In the Bible Belt areas, many people were racist and thought they were superior. They weren't fair, and they didn't treat the
    rest of the people like citizens.
  • Influences in Presidential Elections

    Influences in Presidential Elections
    The Bible Belt specifically refers to religion, the term more generally references how Christianity affects the culture, education and politics of the region.
  • Presidential Elections

    Presidential Elections
    The Bible Belt states of Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas have voted for the Republican candidate in all presidential elections since 1980.