How effective were social reform movements of the early 1800s in changing American society?
America is a democracy, which means the citizens of this nation have the power. As a democracy, citizens sometimes come together to bring about a real change. What groups exist today that are trying to bring about real change?
Reform Movements of the early 1800s:
The Second Great Awakening—
said that problem was loss of ________________ in society (population ___________________ beyond the reach of _____________)
Charles G. ______________ and other preachers hold ________________ to spread Christianity
________________ begins African-American churches
new emphasis on _____________________ responsibility for _____________________ encourages other reform movements
Was this movement effective in changing America? Why or why not?
There were many reform movements, which means there are many ideas and people that can be difficult to remember. In the space below, use music as a pneumonic (memory) device. Pick a song that you know (i.e. “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) and change the lyrics to talk about a reform movement (i.e. Schools were changed by Horace Mann, Horace Mann, Horace Mann…). reform movement:
set to the song:
The reform movements of the early 1800s were Americans getting together to improve our society. This has continued to today. Write the early 1800s reform movement that is continued by the modern reform movement below.
The Action Group to End Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery is a coalition of organizations, foundations and corporations working to develop a policy agenda for abolishing slavery and human trafficking.
The Christian Family Movement is a national (U.S.) movement of parish and small groups of families that meet to reinforce Christian values.