Essay On Dorothea Dix

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Dorothea Dix Dorothea Dix reformed the conditions of prisoners and the mentally ill. Dorothea had realized that a few prisoners weren't even guilty, they just had mental illnesses. Dorothea´s life work became telling the public about the conditions the inmates were in and also the mentally ill. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott Early on, Elizabeth and Lucrecia had organized a women's rights convention in Seneca Falls. The name of their convention was The Seneca Falls Convention. The most important highlight of this convention was the debate about the Declaration of Sentiments And Resolutions. The call for women's right to vote in political elections was the most controversial issue at The Seneca Falls Convention. The Declaration of Sentiments And …show more content…

Thanks to his efforts; Massachusetts founded the nation's first normal school. A normal school is a state-supported school for high school graduates to become teachers. Mary Lyon raised funds to open a women's college. The college she founded was Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in Massachusetts. Sojourner Truth Sojourner spoke out on two reforms, women's rights and the abolition of slavery. Her first name, Sojourner, means that she was to “travel up an´down the land, showin´ people their sins.” Her last name, Truth, means that she was going to “show the truth to the people.” Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony called for equal pay, college training for women, and coeducation. Coeducation is the teaching of males and females together. Anthony organized the Daughters of Temperance, the first women's temperance movement. Anthony became life-long friends with Elizabeth Cady, whom she met at a temperance meeting. William Lloyd Garrison In 1831, William published a newspaper, it was called The Liberator. He helped found the American Anti Slavery Society and the New England American Anti-Slavery

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