Write about the Transcendentalists and how they wanted Americans to respond to social problems in society.
b) Who were the key men and women in these various reform movements?
c) What motivated them to try and change society?
d) Some of the social problems they were writing about included reforms in education, prisons and insane asylums, excessive drinking, women’s rights, and abolition or the end of slavery.
e) What successes and failures did these reformers have?
f) How did these movements impact the United States? What resistance existed to social change and why were there obstacles to social change?