The goal of the American Anti- Slavery society was the immediate emancipation and racial equality for African Americans.
Dorothea Dix spoke of the horrid conditions of prisons and inspired the building of separate facilities for the mentally ill.
Sarah Grimke never got married because the laws of the day gave husbands complete control over the wife’s property.
Most German immigrants moved to the U.S. for economic opportunity and freedom from government control.
Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and she led many fugitive slaves to freedom.
Irish Immigrants moved to the U.S. mainly because of the potato blight. (disease)
They were all writers during the Romantic Period.
The Women’s work in the reform movement attracted men and women’s movement.
In the quote “The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common… the Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice. I must mourn.” Blessings means freedom and independence
“That man over here says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place… Look at me! I have ploughed and planted and … no man could head (outwork me). And aint’ I a woman?” The main idea of the speech is women should not be thought of as the weaker sex and they deserve equality.
“People that cuts a great dash (style) at home… think it strange (in the U.S.) for the humble class of people to get as much respect as themselves.” The quotation expresses the new feeling of equality immigrants enjoyed in the United States.
Garrison published an antislavery newspaper called the Liberator.
A result of Gallaudet’s contribution to education was free American schools for the deaf and those with hearing-impairments.
In the mid-1800’s most American cities commonly found criminal activity.
Women use the argument that women and men were different rather than unequal.
Stanton attended the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London England while on her honeymoon. She discovered that only men could participate, and women had to sit behind a curtain.
The Second Great Awakening began in upstate New York and throughout the frontier regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
The Anti-Slavery movement inspired women to join together to begin the women’s rights movement.
The rise of industry and the growth of cities in America led to the establishment of a new social class – the middle class. The middle class was a social and economic level between the wealthy and the poor.
The Seneca Falls Convention was the first public meeting about women’s rights held in the United States. It brought the women’s rights movement to the attention of many groups in the United States.