Differences Of The Abolitionist And The Women Rights Movement

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In the antebellum period, came the movement of transcendentalism which emphasized individualism, self-reliance, and self-discipline. It transcended people to choose morality over prosperity. Looking at the idea of transcendentalism, communities began to stand up for their rights, thus started the reform movements of abolitionism and equality for women in the society. The abolition movement started in 1820’s in the upper south, its goal was end slavery in the United States (Abolitionist Movement). The women’s rights reform began in 1848 and fought for gender equality, such as the idea of equal property rights, and the right of women to vote(“Women’s Rights). Although the abolitionist and the women rights movement were different as both had different ways to express their opposition towards societal norms, they had more similarities because they both impacted the society by emphasizing the meaning of idealism and both portrayed social reform that included right to liberty and equality of education. The abolitionist and the women rights movement were different as the anti-slavery movement involved violence as people got killed fighting for their rights as a human, unlike the women rights movement, which challenged the traditional values without brutality. The Nat Turner’s Rebellion of 1831, showed an example of rampage during the abolitionist reform. It was a rebellion led by a group of sixty slaves who believed that they were divine instruments sent to free slaves. They killed

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