19th Century Reforms

By:Courtney Greeson

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

Thomas graduated from Yale and started to study sign language. In 1817 Thomas established The American School of Deaf with the help of Clerc. The American School of Deaf was originally opened as a private institution. Thomas fell in love with one of his students. As soon as she graduated they got married and had eight children.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth was an author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the women's rights movement. Elizabeth married Henry Stanton, a abolitionist lecturer. She wrote "The Declaration of Sentiments."

Dorothea Dix

Dorothea became a school teacher. She volunteered to work as a Sunday school techer at a jail. She started an institution designed to treat the mentally ill.