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Reform/Road to CW

Reform, Immigration and road to Civil War

Irish Immigrants largest group, pushed out by potato famine, settled in eastern cities, poor, catholic
German Immigrants pushed out by revolution, settled in the upper midwest, skilled laborers
Scandinavia Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Scandinavian Immigrants small group but settled together, upper midwest (Minnesota) pulled by land and opportunity
Nativists People who did not want immigrants, especially Irish
Know-Nothing party Nativist political party
2 causes of Reform Transcendentalism and Second Great Awakening
Temperance eliminate sale of alchohol
Suffrage right to vote (Woman's suffrage)
Abolition end slavery
Utopian societies groups trying to form ideal societies
What did most reform movements have in common? took place in the North/West, involved women, tried to improve society
1848 Date of Seneca Falls convention
William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth Abolitionists
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony Woman suffragists
Mother Lee, Shakers Utopians
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson Transcendentalists
Dorothea Dix, Horace Mann Worked for prison and education reform
Created by: Kelly.richmond


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