purifying the nation

by: mathew wyers

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

Gallaudet establish the American School of the Deaf in 1817. He also was the first person to start woking with the deaf.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

He was the center of the transcendental movement. He published a book of his ideas and values called nature in 1836.


Dorothea Dix

She is described as "The most effective advocate of humanitarian reform in American mental institution during the nineteenth century.


Horace Mann

He was an education reformer. He also served in the Massachusetts house of representatives and senate. Then was appointed as the Massachusetts secretary of education. He also went before the U.S house of representatives promoting public education.


Robert Owen

He was a welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.



Elihu Burritt

He was known for supporting the abolition of slavery, the dignity of the American working man, and the cause of world peace.


Dr. Sylvester Graham

William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.