New Movements in America
By the mid-1800s, many people began to seek answers to problems that had plagued American society. Abolitionists formed anti-slavery groups, printed newspapers, gave speeches, and encouraged laws to end slavery in the United States. Similarly, women began to demand equal rights in society. They demanded suffrage, property rights, and access to an equal education. Finally, factory workers suffering under
long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions in the growing cities began to organize in unions. The United States experienced societal growing pains as it began to emerge as a major power.
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