Era of reform

America in the 1800's was ever changing. This exhibit shows some of the most influential reforms that our country has ever seen. 

This is Lucretia Mott, a reformist for women's rights. She went to the Seneca Fall convention and played a big role in getting women their rights that they have today.
Like Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass was a big reformer. Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist journalist who gave many lectures about the unfairness in slavery. If Frederick Douglass didn't speak up for those who couldn't, it would've taken a lot longer to win over the people in the north and start abolishing slavery.
This picture illustrates the terrible working conditions that many Americans faced everyday in the 1830's. Many workers inhaled dust and harmful chemicals which poisoned their lungs. Others got limbs stuck in machinery and their wounds were infected. These working conditions were terrible. But it doesn't stop their because if you slowed down or stopped working, people would beat you and torture you.
This is a picture about the working conditions in the 1830's. Work was hard and very unpleasant for the workers. So to combat this, women in Lowell, Massachusetts started a labor union which eventually organized a strike which 1,500 women participated in, so that they could get better working conditions. These women started a reform that help workers all around the country get better rights. This "unionizing" continues even today when workplaces are not up to snuff. This reformation helps 1,000's and 1,00's of workers every year.
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