The First Reforms unit covers three days of class time (suggested) and begins with a look at the growth of the women's rights movement in America, following the Industrial Revolution. Then we examine the other major reform events of the antebellum era, especially abolition but including prison, school and mental health eforms. A third optional day deals with labor unions and immigration. Time period: 1815 to 1860.
The First Reforms unit contains three sections:
the Women's Rights looks at the movement and the Seneca Falls Convention
the The Abolitionists section explains the growth of the anti-slavery movement.
the Worker's Rights is optional (time permitting)
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