Reform Movements During The Antebellum Period Essay

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Reform movements including religion, temperance, abolition, and women 's rights to expand democratic ideals in the years 1825 to 1850. The reform movements were spurred by the Second Great Awakening, which began in New England in the late 1790 's, and would eventually spread throughout the country. The Second Great Awakening differed from the First in that people were now believed to be able to choose whether or not to believe in God.

Many people were affected by the second great awakening and were looking to form the perfect society. Women were at the front of these reform movements but others also got involved. Most of the reform movements during the antebellum period were either for equal, moral and educational purposes. During all the industrializing the family life and the role of women in the family was changing. Although the constitution claimed that all men were created equal, women were not . Women were not allowed to vote, many didnt go to college, face much discrimination, and there were not many any property rights for women. Black women were probably the worst treated at the time (Document C). Some women stood up for their rights such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, LucretiaMott, Susan B. Anthony, The Grimke Sisters and Lucy Stone. Women 's voting rights became a problem in 19th century, especially in the U.S. In the U.S. the women 's-suffrage movement came from the antislavery movement and the emergence of such leaders as Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,…

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