Abolitionist Movement

Topics: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pages: 1 (300 words) Published: April 14, 2015
Chapter 15

The Anti-Slavery movement
Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal.” The response: Colonization Movement
Return free blacks to Africa: special country of “Liberia” setup for this purpose President Monroe supported this idea. Why would blacks be in support? Thought they would never be free in America. Most blacks however opposed colonization. Instead of accepting the response: The Abolitionist Movement began to grow. Abolition = get rid of slavery all together Top leaders were: Frederick Douglas who escaped slave who found courage to0 speak out. He wrote an autobiography and published an anti-slavery newspaper “The North Star” William Lloyd Garrison who was a white, northern abolitionist who founded “The Liberator”, the most well known and influential anti-slavery newspaper An Underground Railroad: an elaborate network ob abolitionists that helped slaves escape to the North for freedom Harriet Tubman was the person most associated with the Underground Railroad, he escaped slavery and helped over 300 fellow slaves escape “Conductors” helped slaves to overnight safe houses and often hid them in wagons for the trips Reaction to the abolitionist movement: In the North, many mill owners depended on Cotton from the South, where they feared harm to their livehood, they feared average workers would lose their jobs to blacks Sojourner Truth: former slave who traveled the United States speaking the “truth” about women's equality (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) she married an abolitionist (Henry Stanton) and...
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