There were many reform movements in the early nineteenth century. Choose one of the following reform- movement issues: prisons, poverty, or temperance. Write a brief essay explaining what supporters of the cause were trying to accomplish, the obstacles they faced, and what their achievements were. Include names and details wherever possible.
The forty-niners were men that rushed to California in 1848–49 in search of gold. Were most of the forty-niners successful in their search for riches? Why or why not? Support your answer with details about the gold rush.