New Movements in America


Wave of immigrants and Nativist response

Problem-Workers were afraid that the immigrants would take their jobs because they were cheaper to pay


Women's Rights ~ Cierra Claudio

Women didn't have the same rights as men do. Women were treated differently than men because they were women and some men think women are weak and dumb. Women struggled and even men took part in the women's rights.

~women could not vote (477)

~ in some states, married women had little or no control over their own property(477)

~ some people thought women did not have the physical/ mental strength to survive without men’s protection(477)

~Harriet Tubman- escaped slavery to become leading abolitionist, led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822[1] – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy.(

~Susan B Anthony- responsible for turning the fight for women's rights into a political movement, Susan Brownell Anthony (February 20, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.(479)

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Education And The Common School Movement ~ Maggie Reinert

To teach children the necessary values and skills, reformers called for better schools. Mann’s work set the standard for education reform throughout the country.

~ The common school movement took hold in the 1830s, and by the time of the Civil War organized systems of common schools had become commonplace throughout most of northern and midwestern states.

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Prison reform and temperance - Lexie Graff

Dorothea Dix was a woman who made a speech to help the imprisoned humanity. After people heard this speech the government of Massachusetts made special facilities for the ill prisoners. Dix spread this across the country. More than 100 state hospitals gave professional care for ill prisoners after hearing the speech.
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Dorthea Dix and Prison Reform in the U.S.

Abolition~ Nicole Salinas

The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation.

~Sojourner Truth stood up for african americans, and she stood for women's rights.