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a large religious gathering which went on for days and was marked by high emotion, preaching, singing, and conversions
Former slave and abolitionist who published the North Star newspaper and spoke out publically
American Colonization Society
Group of abolitionists working to provide a homeland in Africa for freed slaves
A belief that the most important truths in life are beyond human reason; thus emotion and feelings and people being in control of their own lives are important
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Well educated speaker adn worker for women's rights; helped plan the Seneca Falls Convention
William Lloyd Garrison
White abolitionist who published The Liberator and even burned a copy of the Constitution
organized system of abolitionists and safe houses designed to help escaping slaves reach freedom in the North and Canada
Educator who reformed schools in Massachusetts by helping fund schools and teacher training
Henry David Thoreau
Transcendentalist who spent a year alone at Walden Pond and wrote Walden as a result
Second Great Awakening
early 19th century religious movement which stressed that people could save their souls through their own actions and choices
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