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POLL TAX
A sum of money paid in exchange for the right to vote.
COMMON SCHOOL MOVEMENT
A movement started to propose raising the standards of schools across the nation and supporting them with taxes.
EMMA WILLIARD
Started the Troy Female Seminary in New York. Studied many subjects there, not just charm-school topics.
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
The first woman in the US to earn a medical degree.
PRUDENCE CRANDALL
Opened a Quaker school in Connecticut for Arican American girls from all over the Northeast.
THOMAS GALLAUDET
Opened the first free school for the hearing impaired in Hartford, Connecticut.
HORACE MANN
Spearheaded the campaign or common schools. He was concerned about poor children.
HOUSE OF REFUGE
These institutions took in only very young children who needed help. The children attended classes, learned trades and received religious instruction.
TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
A campaign against drinking.
PROHIBITION
Ban or not allow liquor.
SECOND GREAT AWAKENING
church goers were urged to renew their faith and cure the evils o f society.
SOCIALISM
A community of people owns all property together, not as individuals.
ROBERT OWEN
A famous English socialist who started with a community at New Harmony, Indiana.
DORTHEA DIX
A reformer (changer) who, with others, worked to change Americans' ways of thinking about these institutions and the mentally ill inmates
ABOLITIONIST
People who wanted to end slavery.
EMANCIPATION
The freeing of all enslaved persons
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Began in 1817 as a series of houses where conductors hid runaway enslaved persons and helped them reach the next safe house.
ELIJAH LOVEJOY
A journalist (newspaper man) who campaigned for abolition in the West.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
A well spoken African American spokesperson for the cause of freeing the slaves.
HARRIET TUBMAN
The most famous African American conductor on the Underground Railroad. She helped slaves make it safely to the North and become free. She was an abused person who worked hard for freedom.
SUFFRAGE
The right for women to vote.
MARGARET FULLER
A journalist who wrote in her book that men feel the same about women as they do slaves.
LUCRETIA COFFIN MOTT
One of the two founders of the women's rights conventions.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
The other female delegate with Lucretia Coffin Mott who founded the women's rights convention.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY
A powerful organizer of the woman's rights movement.