Dorothea Dix

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In History
  • Dorothea Dix is born.

    Dorothea Dix is born.
  • Dorothea moves to Boston, Massachusetts to live with her grandmother.

  • Dorothea moves to Worcester, Massachusetts to be with her aunt.

  • Dorothea Dix becomes a school teacher.

  • Returned to Boston and founded Dix Mansion.

    Returned to Boston and founded Dix Mansion.
  • Began writing textbooks for teaching her students.

  • Conversations on Common Things, Dorothea Dix wrote, is published.

    Conversations on Common Things, Dorothea Dix wrote, is published.
  • Discovered apalling mistreatment for prisoners and mentally ill.

    Discovered apalling mistreatment for prisoners and mentally ill.
  • Dix immediatiely took mistreatment issues to court.

  • Traveled globally, giving mentally ill issue a break.

  • Lobbied for 12m acres for institutions.

  • Bill for 12m acre land is approved and then vetoed by President Franklin Pierce.

    Bill for 12m acre land is approved and then vetoed by President Franklin Pierce.
  • Dorothea Dix returns to the United States.

  • Civil War began. She was named superintendent of nurses from all of her volunteering.

    Civil War began. She was named superintendent of nurses from all of her volunteering.
  • Dorothea contracted malaria and resided at one of her own created mental hospitals in Trenton, NJ.

  • Dorothea Dix dies.

    Dorothea Dix dies.