Antebellum Reform Movements

By: Drew Hockenberry

Temperance: -The movement first tried to make people temperate in their drinking ---the is 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 resented men giving them secondary roles in reform.

- 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 government and society.


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