In 1647, the Westminster Confession of Faith was adopted by the Church of Scotland. The following year, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms were also approved. Even beyond the Presbyterian churches, the Westminster Confession of Faith greatly influenced the Anglican Church, English Baptists and Congregationalists. In 1788, with minor revisions, the Westminster standards were adopted by the first national Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Since that time, many new movements, divisions and mergers have taken place within American Presbyterianism, but virtually all of the resulting church bodies have recognized the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms as their official doctrinal standards.