Era of Reform

Fredrick Douglass fought for the rights of slaves. After having been one, he thought that this was not right. He went around The North, giving lectures about slavery, hoping to get it abolished. This picture represents the reform of slavery. Many people had different opinions about slavery. The North(Union) thought that slavery should be banned, whereas The South(Confederacy) thought that they should keep slavery going. He was not the only one to fight for slavery, but he is one of the most known.
These people both fought for women's rights. They established the first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls. These people represent the reform of women's rights the best, since they were the main two activists during this time period.
This picture represents some of the problems workers faced. Theoretically, children were forced to work in factories. These children had to crawl into dangerous machinery, risking their lives for the rich people who were forcing them to do this. It wasn't until a little while later that the reform for worker's rights began. Many people would go on strike, demanding better working conditions. The employers response to this was not even remotely what they wanted.
Dorothea Dix fought for the reform of prisoners and the mentally insane. She was the main (and one of the very few people) reformer for the rights of these people. Before her, prisoners would be whipped, and the insane would not receive the care that they need. She best represents the reform of prisoners and the insane.
The reform was a big time of strike, fighting against the people in charge, and, well, reform. Many people died due to this, but for the betterment of the future. Without these people, workers would still have horrible working conditions, the prisoners would be tortured, and women and slaves would not have equal rights. The Era of Reform was a time of strike, and this picture represents it perfectly.
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