The Antebellum Reform Movements

Aliyah Freeman

Temperance -The movement tried to make people stop drinking or to make them drink less.

- By the 1820s the movement started to advocate for the total abstinence of all alcohol -- that is to urge people to stop drinking completely.


Women's Rights - Women didnt want men giving them secondary roles.

- Women saw taking care of society as an extension of taking care of the home . -Women, like men, during the Era of the Common man wanted more power in society.


Abolition- Tension over the issue of slavery contributed to the Civil War.