expanding the federal government.
Preserving states' rights.
Limiting commercial development.
All people could attain grace through faith.
Only a chosen few were predestined for salvation.
People were born sinful.
Each person contained the capacity for spiritual rebirth and salvation.
Society tended to corrupt humans.
Humans were basicly bad.
Government must be reformed.
People needed more faith.
Educating prisoners to make them better citizens when they got out.
Rehabilitating prisoners rather than just locking them up.
Relaxing the harsh discipline to make prisons more humane.
Bringing criminals back to God.
Phase out slavery in the North.
Phase out slavery in the Lower South.
Stop new slaves from being brought into the country.
Phase out slavery in the Upper South.
Were indifferent to
Held a wide range of views on
Brought into government the country's most educated people.
Opened up government to more ordinary people.
Encouraged good workers to stay in their government jobs.
Attracted young thinkers into public service.
They were seeking religious freedom.
They were fleeing political turmoil.
They were fleeing famine in Ireland.
They were seeking better-paying jobs.
Feeling over reason.
Inner sirituality over external rules.
Society over the individual.
Nature over environments created by humans.
Committing to improve oneselt.
Officially joining a church.
Giving up liquor.
Promising to be faithful.
Teach all children how to read.
Educate African American children.
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Freed enslaved African Americans in the state.
Protected abolitionists from mob attacks.
Allowed abolitionists to express their opinions in their publications.
Restricted slave recapture.