Era of Reform 

Including women's rights, factory life, education reform, and the treatment of prisoners and the mentally ill.

Lucretia Mott helped the spread of women's rights. Women were considered to be less than men, when they should have been equal.
The Seneca Falls Convention was a convention held in Seneca Falls, New York. About 300 people showed up to attend. The Declaration of Sentiments was put in the Declaration of Independence.
Dorothea Dix helped with the treatment of the mentally ill and prisoners. The conditions were terrible. Dix taught a Sunday school class, and saw the conditions. She didn't agree.
The conditions of factory work was really bad. Workers were given a small amount of money for long hours of work. They were beat. Children were forced to fix things. Injuries were common at a factory.
Education wasn't good. The only people who were allowed to go were pretty much white males. Children who couldn't go to school started vandalizing things. Horace Mann decided this needed to change.
Workers didn't have rights. Sometimes children were put into situations and conditions that could have either seriously injured or killed them. Workers have rights now but not at the cost of others.
Reform is important because it changes things for the better. Now, women have more rights, factory work is nothing like how it used to be, everyone can get an education, and workers have more rights.
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