Be Apart of the Reform!

The Abolitionist Movement

The Abolitionist movement was to free African Americans from slavery. The leader was a white radical named William Lloyd Garrison.


Frederick Douglass: was an African American Leader

He began anti- slavery newspaper called the North Star

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Nat Turner: Led 50 followers in a revolt killing 60 whites. It was the most famous revolt by a Virginia slave


  • Women worked actively in all reform movements.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott had both been passionate abolitionists.
  • Throughout the 1800s opportunity for women to become educated increased.
  • In 1848, more than 300 women participated in a Women's Right convention in Seneca falls, N.Y
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Seneca Falls Convention

Temperance Movement

The Temperance Movement was to reduce the use of alcohol.
The reason for this was because alcohol linked to sickness, poverty, and families breaking up.

Educational Reform

Education reformers wanted to improve public schools.
The Greatest reform leader in education was Horace Mann
This reform established:
  • teacher training programs
  • improved curriculum
  • doubled money
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Horace Mann

Mental Health Reform/Prison Reform

Dorthea Dix was the greatest reformer for prisoners and the mentally ill
  • She wanted to create separate facilities for both
  • 100 facilities were established in the U.S