This was the belief In the goodness of man.They believed that a reliant man can change a society for the better .It also disagreed with some institutions in society like organized religion and political parties. They felt that religion should be free and practiced however they please and they saw that political parties were a violation of their beliefs.
Henry Was one of the leading transcendentalists. He encouraged people to challenge the laws that they thought were unfair . This was known as civil obedience.
Abolitionist were people who spoke out against slavery . They believed that everybody should be treated equal because we all are human. This movement began in the revolutionary era partly in response to the unjust treatment to the slaves . Abolitionist goal was overall to end slavery . Abolitionist thought it wasn't right that slavery had ended in the north and northerners supported slavery in the south.
The 2 women went to a convention and they were allowed to speak like the men they were roped off in a different section and they sat there and looked pretty. These to women names were Lucretia Mott And Elizabeth Cody these women were out raged when they weren't allowed to do what the men were the decided to start a womens rights movement to get the same privlages as the men
Prison Reform And Care Of Disabled
Dorothea Dix was school teacher who decided to teach a Sunday school class in jail. She realized that people were treated poorly in these facilities and she thought it was fair that mentally disabled people were just thrown in jail. She proposed that the prison conditions get better and that we provide hospitals for the mentally disabled
This movement started because Horace Mann believed that all children should be able to go to school no matter what. The logic he used was that the more children go to school the smarter our country will be in the future. His ideas were spreaded across the country but not every child had the chance and few girls could attend school