Are there things you could do to make the world a better place? Is there a way to help people who are not as fortunate as we are? In the first half of the 19th century, some people in New Hampshire believed that they could change the world around them so that it would be better for everyone. This period of time is sometimes called the Age of Reform because people wanted to reform—or change—the way things were done. This unit focuses on the changes reformers made in two areas. They changed how children were educated in New Hampshire. And they convinced people that slavery in America was wrong and should end.