Reforms of the 1800s
The Temperance movement was established to reduce the use of alcoholic beverages. The reasons why this was wanted was because of sickness, poverty, and breakup of families. The American Temperance Society was established in February 1826 and wanted mandatory prohibition of alcohol. By the mid 1800's many of the states will outlaw alcohol.
Women wanted the right to vote and established a movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott had both been ardent abolitionists. In 1848, more than 300 women participated in a Women's Right Convention in Seneca Falls, NY.
In the 1820's, the Abolition movement arose to free African Americans from slavery. The leader of this movement was William Lloyd Garrison. Abolitionists called for immediate emancipation of all slaves.
This reform was to help improve the education system. They wanted to improve the schools, curriculum, and double the budget on schools. The leader of this reform movement was Horace Mann.