The Reform Era

Horace Mann
education reformer who wanted to lengthen the school year to six months
William Lloyd Garrison
first white abolitionist to call for the "immediate emancipation" of slaves
Frederick Douglass
Former slave who purchased his freedom from his owner
Harriet Tubman
most well-known conductor on the underground railroad
A philosophy that stressed the importance of conscience and nature. People started to question and challenge traditional roles in society. This helped spark many people's involvement in different reform movements.
sojourner truth
self named leader in the antislavery and women's rights movements
elizabeth blackwell
denied entrance to zot medical schools because she was a woman later graduated first in her class
Susan B. anthony and elizabeth cady stanton
co-founder of the woman rights movement
second great awakening
Wave of religious excitement in the 1800's. People believed that in order to save their souls, they should participate in "good works." This helped spark many people's involvement in different reform movements.
underground railroad
secret network of escape routes for runaways slaves
first state to give women the right to vote
first attempt by US to limit slavery
in the northwest ordinance 1878
antislavery movement
"parent" of the women's movement
seneca falls convention
First women's rights convention 1848. Considered the beginning of the women's rights movement
declaration of sentiments
document of woman's rights patterned after the declaration of independence
a community based on a vision of a perfect society sought by reformers
mount holyoke
college for women in massachusetts