Because of Dorthea Dix and Horace Mann laws were changed and education improved, because of this Elizabeth Blackwell was able to become the first woman to graduate from medical college. This gave many women the will to fight for what woman should and shouldn't be able to do. In 1851, angry at a woman's health study, Amelia Bloomer rebelled and adopted/ started the trend of wearing what was later known as bloomers. Amelia was a publisher of a temperance newspaper.
It was the first women's rights convention and it was held in Seneca falls, New York in 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott asselbled this first convention to advocate women's rights after . Almost 300 women showed up for the convention held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Dorthea Dix couldn't believe it when she found out how many mentally ill people were put in prison usually only because they were mentally ill, she brought people's attention to this issue and she did a lot of good
William Lyod Garrison -who was probally the most radical white abolitionist- founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society. White and African American joined support for abolition was the call to out law slavery, Charles Finney thought that slavery was "a great national sin." Garrison attacked churches and the goverment for failing to condem slavery, because of this many white abolitionists opposed him. Before this in 1831 he also started his own paper called "The Liberator." the motto of "The Liberator" was: "Our country is the world-Our countrymen are all mankind." The main message of "The Liberator": immediate emancipation.
The First Black National Convention was held by Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Afriocan Methodist Episcopal Church had become a social, political, and cultural center for African Americans.