Reformers of the 19th Century
Support Women's Rights!!!
Women's Rights MovementIn 1948, more than 300 women participated in a women's rights movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
Become an Abolitionists!!!
Nat Turner was a Virginian slave and, in August 1831, escaped to lead 50 followers in a revolt. Him and his followers killed 60 and he was eventually caught and executed.
Abolitionist MovementIn the 1820's the Abolitionist Movement was movement meant to free African Americans from slavery. An abolition leader was known as Lloyd Garrison. Another well known abolitionist was Frederick Douglass and he began an anti-slavery newspaper, North Star.
The Capture of Nat Turner
Reduce All Alcohol!!!
Temperance MovementThe Temperance Movement began to reduce the use of alcoholic beverages.The American Temperance Society, also known as the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance, was established on February 13, 1826 in Boston, MA. It was formed in 1826 and spread quickly, with thousands of chapters throughout the country.
Help the Prison!!!
The Prison Reform's Greatest leader was Dorothea Dix. She wanted to create separate facilities for prisoners and the mentally ill since prisons were so abusive. By the time she dies, there was 100 facilities established in the U.S.
Tranquilizing chair used as a treatment for the mentally ill.
Until the 19th century, juveniles offenders were passed into the custody of their parents. During the time of prison and asylum reform, juvenile detention centers like the House of Refuge in New York were built to reform children of delinquent behavior.
Education for Generations!!!
Educational Reformers wanted to improve public schools. Horace Mann was one of the greatest leaders in the movement. The educational reform established teacher training programs, improved curriculum, and doubled money Massachusetts spent on schools.