1800’s Reform Groups

This paper explains the ideas of the women suffrage and abolitionist movements of the 1800s. A look at the goals, accomplishments and methods of the two 1800s reform groups: women suffrage and the abolitionist movements.

This paper fully clarifies the goals of their reform groups, how they came about accomplishing this goal, and the hardships they faced. While explaining those factors, the author also ties the two movements together to show how they potentially were fighting for the very same cause: to end the control of dominant, white men.
Two very significant reform groups of the 1800’s paved the way for true freedom and equal opportunity for all Americans. Although the abolition and women suffrage groups were looked at as two different movements, they were potentially one and the same. As Lydia Child phrased it, Both were victims of the white man’s lust the solution was to end [white] male tyranny” (Walters,108). They fought to merely be treated as equals under the eye of the law and the society in which they lived in, and therefore they had to end the dominant control of white men. To get this goal accomplished, the groups also used many of the same tactics as they wrote their ideas and arguments in various publications, held strikes and rebellions, and conducted many conventions and meetings. Problems in the process of reformation still formed regardless of how hard they tried, as new laws were passed, arguments in their own reform groups surfaced, and strikes failed. Through all the hardships they faced though, both groups eventually accomplished their goal.”