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    Dorothea Dix is an American social reformer with a huge impact of saving lives before and during The Civil War. In her early life, she opened a school for children including poor and neglected to help out on their reading and writing. Dix is more compassionate to teach the poor and neglected children, who can’t afford or able to make it to school, by coming to their houses because she felt the same connection during her childhood years under her strict and alcoholic father. Luckily her wealthy grandmother, Dorothea Lynde, took her in which makes Dix open the school and later take interest in help out the mentally poor that introduces the start of the asylums. Due to her poor health, Dorothea Dix ceased teaching students and move onward of researching the mentally ill. The reason why Dix chose to research the mentally ill is when Samuel Gridley Howe encourages her to work in East Cambridge to teach female prisoners with mental illness. Later on, she was researching in the Massachusetts she notices that the East Cambridge does not meet the needs of a mentally ill building and been treated in horrible conditions. She describe as, “present state of Insane Persons confined within this Commonwealth, in cages, closets, cellars,…

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    Dorothea Lynde Dix Born on April the fourth, 1802 in Hampden, Main, Dorothea Lynde Dix was born into a household with a depressed mother, a father who was never around, and two brothers (history.com). Her lifetime obsession with books came from her father teaching her reading and writing as a kid (history.com). Dorothea’s education furthered when her grandmother took her in at the age of 12 in Boston (history.com). Dorothea began writing books that sold swiftly when her health kept her…

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    Dorothea Dix She was born in Hampden Maine, April 4, 1802. She was the eldest of three children and her father was a religious fanatic and distributor of religious tracts who made Dorothea stitch and paste the tracts together, a chore she hated. When she was 12 she went to live with her grandmother in Boston, then she went to live with her aunt in Worcester, Massachusetts. She came back and started teaching at age 14. In 1819 she went back to boston and funded the dix mansion, a school for…

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    it’s a well-paying job. You don’t speak out because you’re worried about your family and three kids at home who need to be fed. Stories like these occurred in prisons and mental institutions all around the world. The History.com editors, writers for a world renown history website, describe the awful conditions Dorothea Dix witnessed in prisons and mental institutions: “... flogged, starved, chained, physically and sexually abused by their keepers, and left naked and without…

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    She was born in Hampden Maine, April 4, 1802. She was the eldest of three children and her father was a religious fanatic and distributor of religious tracts who made Dorothea stitch and paste the tracts together, a chore she hated. When she was 12 she went to live with her grandmother in Boston, then she went to live with her aunt in Worcester, Massachusetts. She came back and started teaching at age 14. In 1819 she went back to boston and funded the dix mansion, a school for girls, along with…

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    This woman is Dorothea Lynde Dix. Born to a poor family in 1802, she was possibly neglected and saw her early life as bleak and lonely. Dix moved to live with her grandparents at the young age of twelve, which was the first of several dramatic turns in her life. She set up her first school at age fourteen, and was a very strict but joyful teacher. She closed the school after three years to focus on her own studies. She later opened two new schools, one which was free to poor children. Even as…

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    Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on April 4th, 1802 in Hampden, Maine. In that particular time of her life, she would not have had any knowledge of the fact that she would one day have a life changing impact in her time period and our world today. Dix had a love for teaching. She had strong desires to help girls learn and grow more with intelligence. At the age of twelve, she moved to Boston with her grandmother and then to Worcester, Massachusetts with her aunt at the age of fourteen. In order to…

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    The Impact Of Dorothea Dix On The Treatment Of The Mentally Ill Dorothea Dix played a major part in the improvement and founding of mentally ill hospitals. Dix submitted her first pamphlet to the state legislature in 1843. During that time, pamphlets were the only way women could have a voice in politics. Women were not allowed to vote or even speak before a legislature. In her “memorial” Dorothea showed the world the harsh treatment and neglect that the mentally ill faced. Manon S. Parry…

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    Communications 111 Kendra Hietpas Informative Speech General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To tell my audience how Dorothea Lynde Dix’s prison reform impacted the world. Central Idea: Dorothea viewed this issue as a major problem with our society and took matters into her own hands to change it. INTRODUCTION Attention Getting Material I want everybody to close their eyes. Dark, cold, chains, starvation. Open your eyes. What you just imagined were the daily issues that mentally ill…

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    Dorothea Dix was at a young age relatively in charge of keeping house and taking care of her younger siblings due to her mother’s crippling depression and likely other mental illnesses and her father’s abusive achollisim. While her mother likely being her first and most formative experience with mental illness, she was in no way her last. Having always had a fascination with the mentally ill Dorothea took a teaching position at the East Cambridge Women’s prison where she was shocked to see the…

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