Social Reform in the Early United States

Video Segment |06:17

Social Reform in the Early United States

Video Segment |06:17

Emphasizes that democratic movements of the early 1800s expanded far beyond the ballot box, and focuses on the Second Great Awakening. The segment discusses ways that Americans organized to combat societal ills through charities, public education, temperance, criminal-justice reform, insane-asylum reform, the women's movement, abolition, and other efforts. The segment also highlights the events surrounding the Seneca Falls Convention, also known as the first women's rights convention.


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Related Topics

  • activists
  • antebellum
  • Beecher
  • Charles Grandison Finney
  • cultural reform
  • Declaration of Sentiments
  • Dorothea Dix
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • feminism
  • gender equality
  • Horace Mann

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