Reform Movements

By: Colby Vance

Transcendentalism- an idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England around 1836.

Utopian Movement- more than 100,000 men, women, and children looked for different lifestyles between 1820-1860

Women's role- they did not have very many rights, they couldn't even vote. They couldn't make any big decisions

Alexis de Tocqueville- he helped other countries realize how the slaves and poorer people lived back then.

Noah Webster-he helped the American education system become better, so people were learning more things that would be useful to them .

Washington Irving- he was a great leader and would help people if they needed it.