Reform Movements

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Reform Movements

R e f o r m M o v e m e n t s

By: SOfia#25 4/22 Gadd

Abolitionists Opposed SlaveryBenjamin Lay saw it as a "notorious sin." People saw it as unconstitutionalLeading Abolitionists-William Lloyd Garrison-founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society-John Greenleaf Whittier-writer-Harriet Beecher Stowe- writer

Seneca Falls ConventionThe Seneca Falls Convention was organized by Lucretia Mott, a Quaker, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This was the first ever women's rights convention where 200 women and 40 men attended in July 1848. This convention issued a declaration of Independence calling for an end to all laws that discriminated against women. It said that women should be allowed to end all-male world of trades.

Abolitionist MovementThe goal of the abolitionist movement was the liberation of all the slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation.Who were they?The small minority of Americans who advocated immiate emancipation of the and equal rights for African American.How did their views differ towards African Americans? They believed that slavery was wrong and they differed in philosophy and method.

The Second Great Awakening-In the early 1800's, the Second Great Awakening was a wave of religious fevor and a protestant revival movement.-Members rose rapidly among Baptist and Methodist congression whose preachers led the movement.How did this contribute to the social reform?It made people become a church member, also making men and women want to reform their lives like doing missionary work and reform movements.

Reform Efforts Improve Access To Education -gave poor people access to education-allowed more females -lengthened school years -improved curriculumFor whom did it improve access?It improved access to people who were in poverty.

Women's Rights MovementThey were concerned with making the political, social, and economic status of women equal to that of men and with establishing legislative safegaurds against discrimination on the basis of gender.Women's Rights Leaders-Elizabeth Cady Stanton-Jeanette Rankin-Lucretia Mott-Susan B. Anthony-Margaret Fuller

What influence did the abolitionist movement have on women?The abolitionist movement influenced women to fight for their rights and equality. Social Changes That Led Women To Become More Interested In Women's RightsWomen not being able to vote, and attend most schools.

How did the writings from former slaves and anti-slavery literature help the abolitionist movement?William Lloyd Garrison's newspaper started the New England Anti-Slavery Society. By 1838, there were over 1,000 chapters, or local branches in the societies he started. Sarah and Angelina Grimke's book, "American Slavery As It Is," was influential towards the abolitionist movement selling over 100,000 copies, increasing the number of supporters.

Have you ever wondered about the reform movements and how they affect our world today?

Sofia #25 4/22 Gadd


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