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.
Advocate for the mentally troubled. Reformed assylums.
Leader of the Temperance movement. Tried to purify and show a true christian America.
A Quaker woman whow advocated for women's rights after she and other women were not recognized as delegates at a London antislavery convention.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Feminist mother of 7 who first suggested women's suffrage.
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.
Feminist who kept her maiden name after marriage.
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.
John J Audobon
Naturalist and Artist. Inspired consrvation with his paintings of beautiful nature.
Stephen C Foster
Musician. Added to culture with folk music.
James Fennimore Cooper
First American Novelist to gain fame. Proved Americans could impact art and literature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poet and Philosopher. Leader of Transcendentalism.
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Famous writer and poet. Known for a tragic personal life.
Lousia May Alcott
Author of Little Women. An important female figure in American Literature.
Female Poet. Known for themes of love, nature, and death.
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.
Historian who studied the conflicts between Britain and France during Colonial times.