Methodist preacher during the Second Great Awakening. He was a traveling Preacher. He inspired a new generation to get religious. He is also known for punching people who tried to stop his meetings.
Charles Grandison Finney
Rival Evangelist preacher. Preached in New York. Encouraged people to display their religion in public.
Creator of the Book of Mormon, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dealt with persecution.
Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education. Leader of American education, encouraged higher standards for public schools.
A Quaker woman whow advocated for women's rights after she and other women were not recognized as delegates at a London antislavery convention.
Susan B Anthony
Leader of women's rights movement. She exposed herself to dangerous conditions for her cause. Progressive women were called Suzy Bs in her honor.
In protest to the boxy and conservative clothing women were forced to wear. She protested by wearing a short skirt and Turkish trousers, now called bloomers.
Scottish textile manufacturer, who attempted to create a harmonious and communal society in New Harmony, Indianna. It failed.
James Fennimore Cooper
First American Novelist to gain fame. Proved Americans could impact art and literature.
Henry David Thoreau
Poet and nonconformist. Important writer of Transcendentalism. Inspired conservation with his writings on nature.
Transcndentalist poet. Known for his enthusiasm. He encouraged Americans to move past the Old War.
Author of the Scarlet Letter. Questioned the societies of the Older America especially the Puritans.
Famous author. Not properly educated and still managed to create the classic Moby Dick, which wasn't popular until after his death.