Finding a Better Way: Reform Movements of the 19th Century

July 2007

Reform CoverStudents learn about some of the social, political, and cultural developments in 19th-century New York State and the consequences of those developments.

Learning Goals: 
Know and understand four of the major reform movements that took place in New York State in the 19th century
Become familiar with some of the participants in these movements, the methods they used to create change, and how and why these changes took place
Write an essay describing these reform movements and how they are an essential part of our culture and society
20 (teacher guide - 5; student DBQ - 15)