The Reform Movement Of The United States Essay

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Throughout history there has been many societies that have risen successful, but where there have been success, there is always conflict and problems lurking in the shadows. Some are solved by high authority, but when all else fails the people rise up and form reform movements. A reform movement is a kind of social movement that aims to make a gradual change, or change in certain aspects of society, rather than rapid or fundamental changes. Countless times the United States has experienced a vast history of reforms. In fact, reforms are a key characteristic, which allows the continued success of democracy. Many different groups within the U.S. have struggled for their rights; to spread multiple ideals to benefit the American society. As Isaiah Berlin states “Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible”. With these goals in mind, many reform movements during 1825-1850 were able to manifest America into a better nation.
Around the 1830’s many Americans were in conflict with the controversial idea of letting African American slaves free. As the idea becomes more complex, it resulted in the bitter hatred between the north and south part of America, the north representing anti-slavery and the south Pro- slavery. In many situations the two sides conflicted in violence. Since…

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