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Story Guides
Moral Reform

These resources explain the social and moral causes of the progressive movement. Use these resources to help students evaluate those social and moral reform efforts led by women. Use the Export to My Lists button above to turn this into a research list for your students.

  • What are some reasons for supporting Prohibition?
  • What are some reasons that Prohibition didn't work?
  • The Woman's Christian Temperance Union eventually endorsed suffrage for women. What do you think is the relationship between women's suffrage and Prohibition?


  1. Overview: Moral Reform
  2. Visuals: Moral Reform (Visual)
  3. Outline: Outline
  4. Lesson: Introduction
  5. Key Question: Conservationists' Success
  6. Key Question: Temperance Movement
  7. Photos & Illustrations: Hull House
  8. Photos & Illustrations: Riis, Jacob: Five cents a spot
  9. Photos & Illustrations: Suffrage Movement: "Win the Vote"
  10. Facts & Figures: Women's Suffrage Granted by States
  11. Reference Articles: Eighteenth Amendment
  12. Reference Articles: settlement house movement
  13. Reference Articles: temperance movement
  14. Reference Articles: woman suffrage movement
  15. Reference Articles: Woman's Christian Temperance Union
  16. Political, Government & Court Documents: Nineteenth Amendment (ratified 1920)
  17. Speeches: Stone, Lucy: Woman Suffrage in New Jersey speech (1867)

MLA Citation

"Moral Reform." History Hub, ABC-CLIO, 2020, historyhub.abc-clio.com/Support/Display/2153040?cid=256. Accessed 20 Jan. 2020.

Entry ID: 2153040

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