[ ɹɪfˈɔːm mˈuːvmənt], [ ɹɪfˈɔːm mˈuːvmənt], [ ɹ_ɪ_f_ˈɔː_m m_ˈuː_v_m_ə_n_t]
How to use "Reform movement" in context?
The reform movement stems from the Enlightenment and its belief in human understanding and progress. The Enlightenment encouraged people to think for themselves and to question the power and institutions of their society. Reformers believed that society could be improved through the introduction of new ideas and better practices.
The first wave of reforms began in the 18th century with the printing press and the development of democratic values. Leaders of the reform movement, such as Thomas Paine and Jacques-Francois de Voltaire, argued that through education and open discussion, society could be improved. They called for a separation of church and state, an end to slavery, and universal suffrage.
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