It is the dawn of the 20th Century, and a new type of reform movement emerges to deal with the problems resulting from industrialization and the Gilded Age. The Progressive Era presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson will all address the problems of the country during the early 1900's.
This is a short review podcast discussing some key facts about the Reform Era following the War of 1812. Topics include the Abolition, Temperance, and women's rights initiatives. Important people of the period include Dorothea Dix, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as others! The Second Great Awakening and religious revival facilitates the focus on the individual and needed reforms.