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Establishing public education – Part 2

 


The three decades prior to the Civil War (1830s through 1850s) was an era of reform in the United States. Many people were advocating for change in order to make the country a better place to live for more people.

The biggest reform movement of that era was the one to abolish slavery. But there were other reform efforts as well, including that to grant women the right to vote.

Not surprisingly, some reform movements were more successful than others and some brought about change quicker than others. For example, slavery was abolished in 1865 while women generally were not allowed to vote bef...



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