Reformers of the 19th Century

By- Tabby Halyburton

Mental Health Reform/Prison Reform

Dorothea Dix was the greatest reformer for prisoners and the mentally ill. Dorothea wanted to create separate facilities for both. By the time of Dorothea Dix death, 100 facilities were established in the U.S.

Temperance Movement

This is the Movement to reduce the use of alcohol that is linked to sickness, poverty and breakups of families. By the mid 1800's, states outlawed alcohol. The formation of the American Temperance Society marked the beginning of the first formal national temperance movement in the US.