In 1790, the Second Great Awakening began. It was a large shift away frm strict calvanist beliefs, and people moved towards the ideas of predestination and original sin. Camp meetings like thes helped spread protestant revival ideas from the preacher back to the peoples own towns. It led to a want for social and political reform.
The American Temperance Society of 1827 urges you to stop engaging in alcohol! This consumption causes abuse and accidents in the the workplace! Stop this madness and take the oath!
In the mid 1800's, Horace Mann advocated for better education conditions, stating that ALL children deserved to be educated, that schooling should be free, and that the teachers should be preofessionaly trained.
In order to understand the nature of reality, one must first examine and analyze the reasoning process that governs the nature of experience.
In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved to the woods of Walden Pondto learn to live deliberately. He sparked an interest in transcendentalism and learning to live with simplicity.
"I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the unconcerned wolrd would start with real horror." Man is not made better by being degraded!
In 1841, Dorothea Dix visited prisons in England and documented the unregulated and unhygenic conditions there for the mentally ill, who were housed with violent criminals. She advocated for better conditions.
We are the National Suffrage Association of 1869! We fight for women's rights! We will not stand by just being housewives! We want to do things like vote for ourselves!