Reform Movements 8 Deshaun

Abolitionist: a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery
Slaves were blacks who were used as tools for the people who owned them but some people thought it was wrong and tried to get rid of it

"that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." - William Lloyd Garrison

Women were protesting their equality because just like slaves they were treated unequally

"Ratified don August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote" This was called woman suffrage"

Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration

Prisons have only been used as the primary punishment for criminal acts in the last few centuries. Far more common earlier were various types of corporal punishment, public humiliation, penal bondage, and banishment for more severe offences, as well as capital punishment

The temperance movement was a public campaign against the sale or drinking of alcohol

Temperance movements typically criticize excessive alcohol consumption, promote complete abstinence (teetotalism), or use its political influence to press the government to enact alcohol laws to regulate the availability of alcohol or even its complete prohibition


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