Social Reforms

Social Reforms

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  • Transcendentalism was a movement dedicated to gaining individualism, idealism, and a divinity for nature.
  • This social reform allowed for people to have their own ideas and follow their beliefs.
  • It was also about letting go of the materialistic things and having a greater appreciation of the nature around them.
  • During this time people with mental illness were mistreaded and called ill or insane.
  • INSANE
  • Dorthea Dix decided that enough is enough and began advocating to raise awareness for mental health.
  • She traveled to try and bring better treatment for the mentally ill and allow them to be treated in better conditions.
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