Politics during the era of reform 97 during the 1820s

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Unformatted text preview: s blocking of antislavery pamphlets in the mail gave the abolitionists opportunities to gather support. Abolitionists also gained following through their protest of the “Gag Rule” [1836 act that 96 automatically made abolitionist petitions off limits for debate, repealed in 1844]. Basically, the more opponents of abolition tried to contain dialogue on the topic, the more the movement gained resolve and became unified [initially split between Garrison’s “moral suasion” and James Birney, the Liberty Party candidate, who supported pragmatic measures such as the election of abolitionists]. Women’s Rights – women were highly involved in the abolition movement [Female Anti-Slavery Society founded in 1833, disbanded 7 years later], but, as a result of some of their problems being accepted by male abolitionists and the general new idea of women having actual roles in society, the women’s rights movement began to gain momentum. For instance, in the 1830s Angelina and Sarah Grimké wrote about women’s subordination to men, and by July 1848 the Woman’s Rights Convention met, where the Declaration of Sentiments was promulgated to protest injustices against women. Nevertheless, the movement was still fragmented [over issue of slavery] and it was hard to gather support. - So, throughout the nineteenth century, various reform movements arose in response to the religious impulse towards self-improvement and the changes in American society. *Politics During the Era of Reform* 97 - During the 1820s reform began to influence politics – and that, among other things – generated more widespread participation in public life and a more open political system. - Other reasons for expanding participation in politics from 1824 – 1840 were… Many state constitutions began dropping the property rights qualifications to vote. Electors began to be chosen directly by the people in many states. The return of the party system in 1824 [DRs split into Democrats and Nat’l Republicans in 1820s, N...
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