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Social Reform movements of the 19th century

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kiundrea jones

on 18 October 2013

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Social reform movements of the nineteenth century
Abolition is the desire to free all slaves held in the US and make the practice of slavery illegal.
This reform started in the early 1800's
People involved with this reform were : Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas,Grimke sisters,and Abraham Lincoln .
The Reform happened because as slavery spread,some people began to oppose it.
They thought it was immoral and unfair.
They achieved their goals by having "The Liberator" an antislavery newspaper. They formed antislavery societies and the states of north of Maryland passed laws that would end slavery
Social Reform movements of the 19Th century
Public schools
Women's suffrage
Some effects of the historical abolitionist movement in the United States were the formation and support of the Underground Railroad and the secession of the Southern States, which sparked the Civil War and led the Emancipation Proclamation -
Many people thought that americans should drink less alcohol. Some thought that alcohol should be banned altogether.
The temperance reformed started in the early 1800's
This reformed happened because alcohol consumption was blamed for poor health and family problems across the US.
People involved in the Temperance reform were: P.T Barnum , Neal S. Dow , and Clinton Fisk.
It was successful but not for long.
Religious groups became ,more active, especially in the south and west. Also women were very important to this movement
Public School
People wanted for children to have a better education.
This reform was started in the early 1800's.
This reform happened because people wanted education to be free for all children.They wanted it to be paid for by taxpayers and taught by trained teachers.
Some important people in this movement were Horace Mann,and Mary Lyon
They achieved their goals by developing common school boards.Also they separated schooling from religious training and churches.
Public Schools
The impact of this reform movement was : Education was established as a right for all children.It also improved the quality of education received by children in the US.
Women's suffrage
The struggle for women to receive the right to vote in the US.
This reform started in the early 1800's.
The reason for this movement was because women wanted equal treatment in society
Women that were involved in this movement were : Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton , and Lucy Stone.
They achieved their goal by picket sign protests outside the white house,and hunger strikes.
With that the women gained the right to vote .
Women's suffrage
Those are the four reforms and their histories !
zoom in a couple of times and click to find your way out the forest.
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