Antebellum Reform Movements
By Casey Sidden
The reason for the of the Antebellum Reform Movement
6 Reform Movements
Prisons = Prisoners were treated inhumanly were jailed for being in debt. The prisons focused mainly on rehabilitating the prisoners.
Education = Was mostly affordable for the wealthy. Many believed that the country could only survive if the citizens were educated
Alcohol Abuse = Many saw alcohol abuse as a problem in society. Temperance- moderation of alcohol abuse. some states banned the sale of liquor for sale
Women's Rights = The women's Rights Movement declared that men and women be equal. Also it demanded that women have the right to vote on government officials. Women's rights movement was overshadowed by the biggest reform movement abolitionism.