Reform Movement Project

By: Alex Nam
3/24/14

Carry Nation supporting the Temperance Movement.

Why did this reform movement emerge?

Many Christians believed that people in the U.S. didn't live appropriately and they believed that the biggest reason was because of alcohol. Most crimes and unemployment were also found to be caused by the consumption of alcohol.

What does this movement hope to accomplish?

They hope to reduce the amount of alcohol consumption and have the people of the U.S. back to their proper selves.

Who are some famous people who are already involved in the movement?

Carry Nation and Josephine Bateman are two examples of people who supported and strengthened the movement.

What specific accomplishment has the reform movement already made?

By the mid 1800's, more than 200,000 members joined to support the movement against drinking alcohol.

Dorothea Dix is the amazing woman who created and leads the Prison Reform.

Why did this reform movement emerge?

This reform was created because of the horrible conditions most prisoners had to live in, especially for the prisoners who were mentally ill.

What does this movement hope to accomplish?

This movement hopes to improve the conditions in all prisons and have the prisoners be treated in a humane way.

Who are some famous people who are already involved in the movement?

Dorothea Dix is the main member of this movement.

What specific accomplishment has the reform movement already made?

They have already had some states create public asylums and special mental hospitals for the mentally ill and reduced the amount of cruel and extreme punishments for all prisoners.

Why did this reform movement emerge?

Many thought that the more educated people there were, the less amount of crimes would be committed by children and more talented people would be formed.

What does this movement hope to accomplish?

This movement hopes to help equally educate and build more schools for children and adults; no matter their skin color or gender.

Who are some famous people who are already involved in the movement?

Horace Mann and Prudence Crandall.

What specific accomplishment has the reform movement already made?

They have already provided higher salaries and special training schools for teachers, while more states are starting to build better, more improved schools.

Why did this reform movement emerge?

This reform rose because of the huge amount of unfairness women went through and the unequal rights they had compared to men.

What does this movement hope to accomplish?

This movement hopes to have all women be treated fairly just like men and have the equal amount of rights as men do.

Who are some famous people who are already involved in the movement?

Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Blackwell, Charlotte Woodward, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony.

What specific accomplishment has the reform movement already made?

They created the Sennaca Falls Convention to get all the mistreated women together to stand up against unfair treatment as if they were just like slaves. It also helped start the movement against slavery and mistreatment of colored people.

Why did this reform movement emerge?

This movement emerged because of the inhumane ways slaves were treated and how more and more people started to notice how cruel most slave owners or even owning slaves were.

What does this movement hope to accomplish?

This movement hopes to end slavery and stop the unequal treating between slaves/colored people and white men.

Who are some famous people who are already involved in the movement?

William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimke, Sarah Grimke, and Sojourner Truth.

What specific accomplishment has the reform movement already made?

They have already made newspapers and articles about ending slavery and being heard. Some also went out to travel and have their voices heard by other abolitionists to encourage each other.


What Reform/Movement I Chose:

I chose to support the Women’s Rights Movement because:

1. Women were treated just like slaves, sometimes even beaten.

2. Women had absolutely no right to speak or learn just like men and had very little opportunity to get jobs or even get education.

3. Although slaves sometimes went through even worse things throughout their life, women are treated nearly the same and are weaker than men, but are still treated harshly and have no means of equality at all.

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