19th Century Reformers
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He became a Transcendentalist, leading to the later essays "Self-Reliance" and "The American Scholar."
He was a education reformer he took an interest in politics, education and social reform, and upon graduation he gave a speech on the advancement of the human race through which education, philanthropy, and republicanism could combine to benefit mankind.
He was a american temperance reformer he entered his father's tannery, rose to a partnership, and expanded his business interests in several directions; these accomplishments did not, however, satisfy his need for civic participation.
Best known for his invention of Graham crackers.
William Lloyd Garrison
He helped form the New England Antislavery Society.
formed the League of Universal Brotherhood, one of the most active pacifist organizations in the 19th century.
He endeavored to improve the health, education, well-being and rights of the working class.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
was an early leader of the woman's rights movement, writing the Declaration of Sentiments as a call to arms for female equality.