This “age of improvement” held both a collective (public) component and an
individual (private) component. That is, the impulse for reform aimed at
improving American society by elevating the moral behavior of individual
Americans. Discuss this process by examining the various reform movements
that defined the age. How did this impulse for reform seek to impact the
broader political, cultural, and economic landscape of American society?
When responding to your peers, discuss what the reformers hoped to
accomplish. What impact did their efforts have?
Please review the attached reading.