2002 DBQ - APUSH1 March28,2007 ,...

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APUSH 1 March 28, 2007 Between the years 1825 and 1850, the United States underwent many social and  political reforms, most of which attempted to democratize American life. Reform movements  during the Jacksonian Democracy period tried to rid of the social ladder and pushed for equal  rights amongst citizens. Beginning from the Great Awakening, most of the reforms were backed  by religious ideals rather than democratic principles. However, the most important cause was  the hope for a more democratic system. The Second Great Awakening was a religious revival that was based on old  Enlightenment ideals of democracy. Redemption and condemnation, as stated in Document B,  were what converts sought to reform in churches. Dorothea Dix, who attempted to reform  institutions for the rehabilitation of the insane and criminals, granted a second chance for ridding  of the social ladder, as Document A discusses about. Slavery was another question on democratic principles. The emancipation of slaves was 
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course HISTORY APUSH taught by Professor Billiamvech during the Spring '06 term at Beacon FL.

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