Reform Movements Malcolm Richard period 4

Abolitionist - A person who favors the abolition of a practice. This term usually refers to the abolishment to slavery. It was mainly used during the 1850's They call these people "Abolitionist" because they don't want slavery.

Women's RIghts - Womens Rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide. It was mostly during the late 1800's and 19th century. These rights gave opportunity for women to vote, own land, and much more. An example of a womens rights leader is Sojonour Truth.


Prison Reform - An attempt to improve the conditions inside prisions. Establish better system or an alternate incarceration. They would throw mentally ill people in prison. They would be thrown in prison for no other reason than the fact that they are disabled and they would have to stay there their entire lives.

Foundations of Reform - Efforts to reform americna society for new religious movements. One was the second great awakening. One of the leaders for othe rmoements is Henry David. He also encouraged cilvil disobedience.

Education Reform - Education Reform is the goal given to change public edcation. Education reforms have changed since the 18th & 19th century. It was to make public education more available to other children. The man who led the movement was Horace Mann. He lived in Massachusetts and only attended school 10 weeks a year. EDUCATION REFORM WEBSITE:

Temperance Reform - A social movement against the consumption of achoholic beverages. It criticizes the use of exessive alchohol use. It makes an attempt to push the government to make new achohol laws. The temperance reform began in the 1820s.

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