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Quakers stop owning slaves

1776

Every state as far south as Virginia had anti-slavery societies

1792

Northern shipping communities had no interest in slaves anymore

1808

Era of Reform

1820 - 1850

Second Great Awakening

1820 - 1830

Horace Mann attends school

1820

New York has public schools

1820

Slavery ends in the north but most northerners still accept southern slavery

1825

William Garrison starts the "Liberator" newspaper

1831

Poster makes people wonder how America has slavery if it is a free place

1835

Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton meet

1840

George Ripley starts Brook Farm

1841

Dorothea Dix agrees to teach Sunday school and is shocked at what she sees

1841

Thoreau started to live alone for a year

1845

Seneca Falls women’s convention

1848

Many states in the North and West use Mann’s ideas

1850

Sojourner Truth speaks

1851

Dorothea Dix dies

1887

Hilary Clinton speaks at anniversary of Seneca Falls

1998