Communication In The 1800s

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Throughout time transportation, communication, industry and animal agriculture, woman’s role in society, utopian communities, white manhood suffrage, women 's rights and various compromises were revolutionized. These revolutions majorly took place during the 19th century and affected the country for the better. Inventions such as the cotton gin, telephone and typewriter and people such as Andrew Jackson, Dorothea Dix, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Stanton and many others lived through the 1800’s and greatly influenced the way we live today. In the 19th century the transportation revolution made rapid traveling possible and made technological advantages that resulted in an improved life for many American citizens. One of the many technological advances…show more content…
The telegraph is one of the ways communication was evolutionized in the 1800’s. The telegraph allowed a person to send messages thousands of miles extremely quickly. As stated on PBS.org “Samuel F.B. Morse demonstrates his telegraph by sending a message to Baltimore from the chambers of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The message, "What hath God wrought?," marks the beginning of a new era in communication.” (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone /timeline/timeline_text.html) The typewriter also has evolved throughout the 1800’s and it has helped to better American ways of communication. As a result of the typewriter there were fewer errors in information being communicated between people through things like instructions, letters and other written article because people 's handwriting could be messy or difficult to read. Typing was also much faster than handwriting and documents could be created much…show more content…
Temperance movements were very popular in the 1800’s and influenced America greatly today. The American Temperance Society was established on February 13, 1826 and after nearly ten years, there were over 1,500,000 members who had taken the pledge not to drink. After a while the temperance groups decided they were done with voluntary abstinence from alcohol, they decided to attempt to have a prohibition of all alcohol. This Temperance Society was the first U.S. social movement organization to rally huge support from a whole nation and although the law created was later repealed it influenced American reform groups. One advocate against alcohol was Carry Nation. She believed that alcohol was the root of all evil and the cause of many problems in society. She fought hard and made her case that people should not drink alcohol. Her actions against drinking, including smash saloons, helped to pass the Eighteenth Amendment, which didn’t allow for the sale of alcohol. At one point in her life she even made a comment saying, “I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.”(www.brainyquote.com/quotes/auth ors/c/carry_nation.html) William and Catherine Booth were also extreamly committed to temperance though their lives. They shared the same beliefs as Nation; alcohol is the root of all evil. Catherine eventually even created the salvation army which was the largest abstinence

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