The Education Reform
At this time very few children went to school because it was too far away or the cost was too much. So to change that Horace Mann led efforts to change his. Reformers saw education would solve problems like poverty and crime. They started to support schools through taxes and made it mandatory to attend the public schools.
The Temperance Movement
The temperance movement was a group of people saying how alcohol abuse is linked to crime, the breakup of families and mental illness. This caused many people to begin to want to get rid of alcohol sales. Therefore some states banned the sale of alcohol. These laws were later repealed.