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U.S. Religion, History

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The History of Religion in the U.S. is a complex story involving churches from Europe and Asia and influences from Africa, as well as new churches created in the U.S.A.

Colonial Era

Arrivals from Europe

See Quakers

First Great Awakening

Early National

see Second Great Awakening

Frontier denominations created



Distribution of Catholics, 1850
Distribution of Methodists, 1850
Distribution of Lutherans, 1850
Distribution of Episcopalians, 1850
Distribution of Congregationalists, 1850
Distribution of Presbyterians, 1850