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Women in Society -cult of domesticity husband, children, home, church -could not vote in most places -could not own property or keep wages if husband lived.

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1 Women in Society -cult of domesticity husband, children, home, church -could not vote in most places -could not own property or keep wages if husband lived

2 Reformers -Abolitionists / Suffrage Grimke sisters Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Stanton Susan B. Anthony -Temperance move to ban alcohol

3 Women’s Reforms -Abolitionists / Suffrage Grimke sisters Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Stanton Susan B. Anthony -Temperance move to ban alcohol

4 Women’s Reforms -Abolitionists / Suffrage Grimke sisters Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Stanton Susan B. Anthony -Temperance move to ban alcohol

5 Women’s Reforms -Abolitionists / Suffrage Grimke sisters Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Stanton Susan B. Anthony -Temperance move to ban alcohol

6 Women’s Reforms -Abolitionists / Suffrage Grimke sisters Lucretia Mott Elizabeth Stanton Susan B. Anthony -Temperance move to ban alcohol

7 Women’s Movement -women saw increased opportunities in reform movements -Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 “Declaration of Sentiments”

8 Women’s Movement -women saw increased opportunities in reform movements -Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 “Declaration of Sentiments”

9 Reforms -Women’s Education Catherine Beecher Oberlin College -Health Reform Elizabeth Blackwell Amelia Bloomer

10 Markets Expand -by the mid 1800’s people were no longer totally self-sufficient produce one product, buy all others -specialization -capitalism -standard of living rose for almost everyone

11 Transportation Changes -Robert Fulton steam powered ships -many canals were built after Erie was completed -growth of railroads

12 Transportation Changes -Robert Fulton steam powered ships -many canals were built after Erie was completed -growth of railroads

13 Inventions Improve Life -Charles Goodyear vulcanized rubber -I.M. Singer sewing machines -Samuel Morse telegraph Morse code

14 Agriculture -people began to move into the mid-western parts of the nation -lots of available farm lands -John Deere steel plows -Cyrus McCormick mechanical reaper

15 Changing Workplace -development of industry -decline of skilled labor -growth of urban areas -cost of goods decreased and supply increased

16 Factory System Begins -Lowell textile mills -factory system -company town for young girls -strict control over the workers lives -factory conditions would warn of future problems

17 Working Conditions -long hours -six days a week -poor ventilation and lighting -unsafe working conditions -development of labor unions and strikes

18 Immigration -lots of immigration in the mid 1800’s -mostly Irish or German -most immigrants settled in groups -low wages of immigrants caused problems with other workers -Growth of Nativism -Know-Nothing Party


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