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III. New Movements in America. Unit 11. 1. Rapid changes led people to start reforming society (making it better). 2. Mentally Ill and Prison Reform:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • III. NEW MOVEMENTS IN AMERICAUnit 11

  • 1. RAPID CHANGES LED PEOPLE TO START REFORMING SOCIETY (MAKING IT BETTER)

  • 2. MENTALLY ILL AND PRISON REFORM: started by Dorthea Dix who was concerned about the terrible conditions for the mentally ill in prisons. Tried to get special facilities for the mentally ill, lighter sentences for child offenders, education for criminals, improve overcrowding and conditions.

  • 3. TEMPERANCE: many thought alcohol was the root of all evil. Encouraged people not to drink hard liquor - only a little beer or wine. Major goal soon became banning the sale of alcohol altogether.

  • 4. WOMENS RIGHTS MOVEMENT: many abolitionists were also for womens rights (ex: Douglass and Truth) Began with the Seneca Falls Convention (July 19, 1848 Seneca Falls, NY), first public womens rights meeting in the US. Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. Wrote the Declaration of Sentiments - detailed beliefs about social injustices against women.Another famous suffragette was Susan B. Anthony

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