Chapter 12-1. Improving Society. The Reforming Spirit. 1830’s Many Americans became interested in social reform~ organized attempts to improve conditions of life. Jacksonian Democracy. Expansion of democracy in the Age of Jackson
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Reformers met with resistance
Free African American educators opened up their own schools
1855—MA became the 1st state to admit African American students to public schools
Some attended private colleges
1854—Ashmun Institute (later called Lincoln University)…the nation’s first college for African American men