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A perfect society.

Second Great Awakening

A period of religious renewal

Charles Finney

A famous 1800's revival preacher.

Horace Mann

"Father of Public Education"

Walt Whitman

An American poet and transcendentalist who was famous for his beliefs on nature.


Someone who worked to end slavery.


a West African nation founded in 1822 by the American Colonization Society to serve as a homeland for free blacks to settle. Means "Place of Freedom".

William Lloyd Garrison

An abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal, "The Liberator".

Isabella Baumfree

The original name of the abolitionist Sojourner Truth.

Angelina Grimke

Southern abolitionist who spoke out against slavery and set free slaves she inherited from her parents.

Women Abolitionists

The first American feminists.

Seneca Falls, NY

Site of the first women's rights convention.


The right to vote.

Elizabeth Blackwell

The first woman in the US to earn a medical degree.

Lucretia Mott

Leader in the abolitionist and women's rights movements who organized the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society.

Oberlin College of Ohio

First college in the US to admit women and African Americans.

Dorothea Dix

Schoolteacher who helped reform attitudes toward the mentally ill and improve the condition for prisoners.


people who stressed the relationship between humans and nature and the importance of the individual conscience.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

antislavery movement

The most pressing social issue for reformers by 1830.

Freedom's Journal

The first African American-owned newspaper in the US.

The North Star

Antislavery newspaper that was edited by Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass

Famous runaway slave, abolitionist, speaker, and writer who could have been caught and returned to slavery.

civil disobedience

The refusal to obey laws that are considered unjust as a means of making change.

The Underground Railroad

A network of safe houses for runaway slaves.

Harriet Tubman

The most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. "Moses of Her People"

women's rights movement

Many leading abolitionists were also involved in this.


First place to allow women to divource their alcoholic husbands.

Education reforms

Were most beneficial to males in the 1800's.

3 Principles of Public Education

Schools should be free and supported by taxes, teachers should be trained, children should be required to attend school.

Lucretia Mott

Quaker women's rights advocate who also strongly supported abolition of slavery, worker's rights, temperance, and peace.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A pioneer in the women's suffrage movement, She helped organize the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.

Robert Owen

Founded New Harmony, Indiana.


Drinking little or no alcohol.


Banned the sale and manufacturing of alcohol in 1851.

New England

First region to provide free education in the early 1800's.

Normal School

Where teachers were taught how to be teachers.

religious groups

Founded colleges/universities usually only for men to be trained as ministers.

Mount Holyoke

First permanent women's college founded by Mary Lyon.

Ashmun Institute

Later renamed Lincoln University; one of the first African American colleges.

Thomas Galludet

Opened Hartland School for the Deaf in 1817.

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe

Opened the Perkins Institute, a school for the blind in Boston.


Religious group who often led the abolitionist movement.

American Colonization Society

Their goal was to buy slave's freedom and send them abroad to start new lives.


Nickname given to runaway slaves.


People who helped guide runaway slaves to freedom.


Places (safe houses, barns, attics, churches, etc) where runaway slaves could hide and remain safe from slave catchers.

Susan B. Anthony

Abolitionist and temperance advocate who proposed the constituional amendment to allow women the right to vote..


The first state to allow women the right to vote in 1890.

Henry David Thoreau

A transcendentalist who promoted to idea of civil disobedience as a means of reform.

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