Presentation on theme: "Chapter 14, Section 3 “Reforming American Society”"— Presentation transcript:
1Chapter 14, Section 3 “Reforming American Society” Main Idea – In the mid-1800s, several reform movements worked to improve American education and society.
2A Second Great Awakening Teaching at RevivalsRevivals Effect on ReformAmericans should improve themselves and their society, and they should help othersAmericans began to believe they could act to make things better; religion became important to many Americans again
3Temperance a campaign to stop people from consuming alcohol many male workers would spend much of their paychecks on drinkingwomen and business owners supported this movement
4Workers’ Rightsworkers organized into unions and used strikes to gain better working conditions, better hours and higher wages
5EducationHorace Mann worked to improve public educationNew schools and colleges offered some limited opportunities for women and African Americans
6Care for the NeedyImprovements in caring for the mentally ill and building of new hospitals nation-wideSchools are created for the deaf and blindConditions in jails were improved (separating children and adults; rehabilitating prisoners)
7Aimed to create a “utopia” – a perfect world Ideal CommunitiesAimed to create a “utopia” – a perfect worldPeople were given food and other necessities for living in exchange for workNone were very successful