The 8 th President. Jackson decides not to run for a 3 rd term – Democrats nominate V.P. Martin Van Buren Whigs nominate 3 people – Van Buren easily wins . Panic of 1837. Pet Banks printing lots of paper $
The men and women who led the reform movements of the 1800s wanted to extend the nation’s ideals of liberty and equality to all Americans.
They believed the nation should live up to the noble goals stated in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Transcendentalists stressed the relationship between humans and nature, as well as the importance of the individual conscience
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men AND women are created equal”
"father of American public education"