Reformers of the 19th century

Women and Reform

  • Throughtout the 1800s opportunity for women to become educated increased
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
  • By 1848, more then 300 women participated in womens right


  • Was a movement to reduce the use of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcohol linked to sickness, poverty, and break up of families

1820's Abolitionist

  • Movement to free Africans Americans from slavery arose
  • Leader was William Lloyd Garrison
  • Fredrick Douglas freed slave

Turner 's Rebellion

  • Most famous revolt was led by Virginia slave Nat turner
  • Turner led 50 followers in a revolt killing 60 whites

Second Great Awakening

spread Christianity through revival meeting

Became the impetus for reforming society