Presentation on theme: "Chapter 14, Section 3 “Reforming American Society”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 14, Section 3 “Reforming American Society” Main Idea – In the mid-1800s, several reform movements worked to improve American education and society.
2 A 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
3 Temperance 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
4 Workers’ Rightsworkers organized into unions and used strikes to gain better working conditions, better hours and higher wages
5 EducationHorace Mann worked to improve public educationNew schools and colleges offered some limited opportunities for women and African Americans
6 Care 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)
7 Aimed 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