Explain The Major Reform Movements Of The Early 19th Century

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Describe the major reform movements of the early 19th century: what were their goals and methods? Discuss at least three examples in detail. The Age of Reform, also known as the 19th century endured many influential changes in American Society. Our textbook highlights religious revival, woman’s rights and abolition as examples of reformations during that time. The United States being a new nation, would go through an influential phase where old ideologies and the pursuit of life, liberty, and freedom would clash. Themes such as perfectionism, feminism, and anti-slavery developed major roots and it’s no surprise why this era is coined the “Age of Reform.” One of the first reforms to take place embarked a religious direction. Fueled by the …show more content…

The Union had just about every edge over their counterparts and interestingly, held population and industrialization advantages. This would enable them to produce more goods such as weapons or other highly demanded industrialization driven products. The Civil War was also driven by major gains in technology; the introduction of non-wooden ships or ironclads, railroads, grenades and trench warfare with long rang rifles introduced an unorthodox, but new way to edge competition. Another edge in mobilization that the Union had was the lack dependency on importing goods. The cotton driven south would attempt to accommodate Union efforts to blockade goods by transitioning to nontraditional crops. Ultimately this dependency would allow the north to be best fed and supplied military. Early success was credited to Confederate victories such as the Battle of Bull Run. They were considered better trained and organized, but the south would prove to be too weak of an opponent for the massive Union led armies. In the end, attrition warfare would prolong the war, but after four long years the Confederacy surrendered and the Union would eventually become a “nation.” (Foner,

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