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Ch. 18 Era of Reform

U.S. History

TermDefinition
reform to make changes in order to bring about improvement, end abuses or correct injustices
Sojourner Truth a former slave, gave speeches throughout the North against slavery and in support of women's rights
Second Great Awakening a revival or religious feeling and belief in the 1800s to 1840s
optimistic thinking positatively
transcendentalism a philoophy emphasizing that people should transcend, or go beond, logical thinking to reach a true understanding
individualism being yourself
Henery David Thoreau published a book about his life, meditation and the meaning of life
devoted committed to completing something
Dorthea Dix devoted to improve the conditions for people in jail and for the mentally ill
Horace Mann Massachusetts supervisor of education and spoke out for the need to create more high quality public schools, especially for women and African Americans
abolitionist a person who supported abolition or the ending of slavery
The Liberator an abolitionist news paper
William Lloyd Garrison owner and publisher of The Liberator
Fredrick Douglas a former slave who wrote books, gave speeches and active in the abolition movement
Lucretia Mott Women's Rights Leader, 47 years old, preached against slavery in both white and black churches, mother of 4 children,member of the Quaker faith
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Rights Leader, 27 years old, no children, attended the first high school for girls, father was a judge, not used to public speaking
Elizabeth Blackwell First female doctor, rejected 29 times for medical school then graduated at the top of her classs (best GPA)
Seneca Falls Convention the gathering of supporters of women's rights in July 1848 that launched the movement for women's right to vote
Declaration of Sentiments a formal statement of injustices suffered by women, written by the organizers fo the Seneca Falls Convention.
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