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History 7th Chapter 15


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Emma Willard
opened a high school for girls where women studied 'men' subjects like amth and physics
Emily DIckinson
one of America's greatest poets
Second Great Awakening
Widespread religious movement in US in 1800s
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
leader in the abolition and womens rights movements; organized Seneca Falls Convention
Herman Melville
published novel "Moby Dick"
civil disobedience
idea that [ep[;e have the right to disobey unjust laws if their consciences demand it
Frederick Douglas
escaped slave who became knows as the best-known American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer.
Laura Bridgman
first deaf and blind student to receive a fromal education
a person who wanted to end slavery in the United States
Charles Grandison FInney
an important precher in the revivalist movement
people who cannot pay the money they owe
William Wells Brown
first African American to earn his living as a writer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
leading Transcendetalist; popular essayist and lecturer who stressed individualism
believed that the most important truths in life transcended or went beyond human reason
Horace Mann
United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
huge outdoor religious meeting
Hudson River School
group of American artists who painted landscapes of NY's Hudson RIver Valley
Thomas Gallaudet
set up a school for the deaf in hartford, connecticut
stressed the importance of each individual
Grimke sisters
educators and writers who were early advocates of abolitionism and women's rights.
Harriet Tubman
Escaped from slavery. Led over 300 troops to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.
belief that God decided in advance which people would attain salvation
The Liberator
antislavery newspaper founded by William Lloyd Garrison
American Colonization Society
proposed to end slavery by setting up an independent colony in Africa for freed slaves
Elizabeth Blackwell
First woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S.
Dorothea Dix
social reformer who worked for improved treatment of the metally ill
Henry David Thoreau
believed that each individual must decide what is right or wrong; wrote "Walden"; argued in favor of civil disobedience
Underground Railroad
a network of black and white abolitionists who helped thousands of slaves escape to the North and Canada
Samuel Gridley Howe
founder of the first American school for the blind students
Washington Irving
popular American writer; wrote "Rip Van Winkle" and Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Sojourner Truth
former slave who became an abolitionist and womens right activist
women's rights movement
organized campaign to win property, education and other rights for women
temperance movement
An organized campaign to eliminate alcohol consumtion.
social reform
organized attempt to improve what is unjust in the society
David Walker
abolitionists who encouraged slaves to themselves by any means necessary
William Lloyd Garrison
abolitionist who founded American Anti-Slavery Society; first major group to call for immediate end to slavery in US
Seneca Falls Convention
women's rights convention held by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in 1848

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