The pursuit of perfection was a series of reforms initiated in the nineteenth century. Individuals in America’s middle class noticed the issues in society, especially regarding the practices that were immoral, yet considered normal. Reformers in nineteenth century America strove to repair these issues and reshape society. However, reforms were conducted through numerous methods. Chapter 12 focused on two vital reforms in this period: religious and social. Religious reformers spread Evangelical and Protestant beliefs throughout the nation to remove immorality and evils such as intemperance so that the public would reach a god-like state of perfection. Furthermore, social reformers began to declare the role of women in society as mainly domestic, their most important task being raising children and cultivating virtue in their families. Social reformers also began to revolutionize the public education system, and created an influx of public schools for children, as well as lyceums and for adults to improve their mental capabilities. Religious reform in America spread throughout the nation in what is known as the Second Great Awakening. Though the nation, there was an increase in heat-wrenching which encouraged people to leave their vices and immorality in the past, and start a new way of life in accord to religious morals. Numerous individuals began to attend Church sermons more than twice a week and instill the teachings into their lives. In the lower Midwest, religious reformers held camp meetings. In these meetings, rural people would gain religious education and conduct ceremonies.…show more content… Through religious instruction, emphasis on women’s domestic roles, and reform in the education system, more and more people began to leave their old vices in exchange of qualities that would benefit themselves as well as those around
During the tail end of the 19th century and into to 20th, the United States emerged as one of the fastest growing industrious nations in the world. This time included major urbanization as more and more Americans moved away from agriculture driven lives to industrial work in the cities and the third largest wave of immigration into America. This industrial era transformed New York City’s economy, which caused a greater disparity between the wealthy and the lower classes as the rich got richer and…
1. Nineteenth-century America is marked by the rise of United States-based multinational and international corporations, the expansion of cotton production, and a “revival of slavery” in the North.
2. There was a direct relationship between cotton production and the slave population in the 19th century American South
3. The early 19th century is marked by government building of roads and canals to benefit private business and manufacturing enterprises. An example…
Individual work week 2
20th Century American History - 11
Instructor: Stuart Collins
In the Progressive Era period that it was called the Social Activism, the reform of the political party in the 1890’s and to the 1920’s. The goals were to make the Progressive movement to refine the government. They have tried to remove the dishonest politicians. The support was from the Progressives to prevent the power in the local bosses that own the saloons…
the 21st Amendment) sealed the movement's fate as it lost steam.
The lifespan of the temperance movement reached a second reform era, Progressivism. This period was characterized by maturing social and governmental efforts to reform society, whose roots lay in the 19th century. These reforms included women's suffrage and equal pay, birth control, child labor reform, the eight-hour day and environmental conservation, among others.
Mississippi was the first state to accept the amendment…
Women’s Reform Era
It is widely known that people viewed women as the lesser sex and many saw it as a bad thing to educate women in things such as algebra. Yet women played a big part in history especially in the 19th century as the era of reform was happening in America. Women had a big role as leaders in the religious and reform movements.
Women lead the way in many reforms because it was a time of social and economic change. Women were becoming economically independent from men as they worked…
the 20th century to the end of WW1, during this period there was a great deal of social change, led by widespread activism for the rights of women and minorities, social reforms driven by an overall sense that the government should take a more active role in helping with social and political issues.
The Progressives were a collect group that sought to change the way American Democracy would be shaped. The Progressive Era in the United States was from around the beginning for the 20th century until around…
Chapter 19: Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860-1900
*How was a city defined between 1870 and 1900?
--In terms of the late 19th century, a city was defined as having more than 25,000 residents; the importance of this distinction is the rapid growth of cities in the late 19th century.
*How did the newly form cities differ from rural America?
--The rural America that had defined the country from its inception until the Civil War was one of personal relations and commonalities between…
the deplorable living conditions of the Progressive Era from a first-person perspective. Riis is an immigrant, police reporter, photojournalist and most importantly: a innovator and social reformer, who tells a very captivating yet atrocious experience of the lower class life in New York City beginning in the 19th century. Migration and the standardization of establishments are the attributing factors to overpopulation distribution and overcrowding of living arrangements in the city.
As more and more…
Progressivism was the reform movement that ran from the late 19th century into the beginning of the 20th century. During this time the leaders of society looked to reform and address the economic, political, and cultural problems of the United States. Progressives believed society needed change due to the new industrial landscape of America. Many Americans found common complaints that crossed through region, class, religion, and ethnicity. Progressives often imposed their solutions to the poor and…
AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
CHAPTERS 23, 24
1. Emergence of “mass society”
New urban and industrial world created by the rapid economic changes of the 19th century led to the emergence by the 19th century. Mass society meant improvements for the lower classes, who benefited from the extension of visiting rights, a better standard of living and education. Brought mass leisure. New society arises from new technology and people feel they have arrived at the pinnacle of scientific understanding.
2. The national…