The Reform Movement Analysis

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Reform movements began to develop after the Second Great Awakening. Many Americans realized that what was going on in the world, was not right and inhumane. Reformers used campaigns to persuade others to help disadvantaged children, men, and women. Many great reform movements took place in the 1800s and the reformers hoped that their point would get across. During the early 1800s, slavery expanded in the south with the growth of cotton farms. Families of men, women, and children struggled in their lives of captivity, knowing that they were at the mercy of slaveholders. Slaves labored from dusk to dawn at back breaking tasks: working in the fields of cotton, loading freight onto ships. And preparing meal in scorching hot kitchens. The slaves…show more content…
In the process of helping enslaved African Americans a free African American named David Walker published a pamphlet that used religion as the base for attacks on slavery. The pamphlet was outlawed in the south, still, it reached a wide audience in the north. People were beginning to slavery as incompatible with the religious views after the Second Great Awakening. William Lloyd Garrison became the leading abolitionist. He created his own anti slavery paper called “The Liberator.” He used moral suasion to persuade reader that slavery was wrong. He also founded the American Antislavery Society. The Abolition movement was bound to end at sometime. Soon enough the south began to fight back. They argued that the north depended on the south for cotton and other supplies. They also argued that the slaved depended on them for impending ruin. Slowly the freeing of slaves began to decrease. Some northerners began to resist abolition. This resulted in the Gag Rule in which states are prohibited to debate and/or discuss in congress the subject of…show more content…
The Grimke sisters, also abolitionists, published their ideas on women’s rights “In letters on the equality of the sexes and the condition of women.” They agreed that god made both men and women equal and they should be treated equally. They both defended the rights of slaves and women’s rights. Reformers held the Seneca Falls Convention. This meeting attracted hundreds of men and women. It inspired many to voice their opinion on Women’s rights. There was a vast increase with the amount of reformers. With the increase of reformers, they were finally heard. The state on New York passed the Married Women’s Property Act. This guaranteed many property rights to women. The reformers had worked hard for this and were pleased with the outcome. They also became wage earners. Women were greatly helped with this outcome and it resulted in many greats things for us today. As you can see, reform movements created a big impact on America. Reform Movements created our rights for how we live today. Whether the outcome was bad or good we still received justice. Reformers went through a great deal of trouble and tried their best to change for better. They helped many underprivileged people to gain there god given rights. Slavery was banned as a discussion topic, today slavery no longer exists. Women today have the same rights as men. Reformer gave hope to those in need. They inspired many to create peaceful communities. Reformer changed
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