Antebellum Reform Movements
Cause is "Era of the common man" and Second Great Awakening
Era of the common man
Second Great Awakening
Dorothea Dix was a women that was exposed inhumane treatment of the mentally ill. The states created mental hospital not for prison but to give the mentally ill proper help.
Prisoners were treated inhumanely but sometimes their were some people jailed just for being in debt. Prison began focusing more rehabilitating prisoner and debtor prisoner which was abolished
During this time education was only affordable for the wealthy. Many of the people believed the country could only survive if citizens were educated. The man that pushed for public,tax-supported schools with required attendance was Horace Mann.
Many saw alcohol abuse as the root of society' problems. The other word that means moderation alcohol abuse is temperance. The American temperance society convinced many to reduce alcohol use and some states banned the sale of liquor to help solve the problem.
During this time their was the Seneca falls convention which started the organized women right movement in the United States in 1848. The other event which is the Declaration of Sentiments which declared men and women to be equal. One women that demanded women suffrage (right to vote) is Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
During this time they wanted to abolition slavery. Abolitionism means the abolition of slavery which was the biggest and most divisive issue of reform. The tension over the issue of slavery contributed to the civil war.