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The United States by the begging of the nineteenth century is shrouded in a tumultuous political atmosphere. Since the United States have been established as a new nation, after the separation from Great Britain and the Revolutionary War, which events took precedence above all issues, now in the early years of the nineteenth century another great political dispute moves to the forefront and that is the issue of slavery. Because of a controversial ruling of the Supreme Court in 1857 slavery was legal and runaway would be hunted and returned to their owners in the event that they were caught. The results of this ruling by the Supreme Court only strengthened and increased the task of the Underground Railroad helping runaway slaves. Besides the Underground Railroad, abolitionists voiced their opinions about slavery, calling it evil in newspaper articles. …show more content…
In 1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher is published which argues against slavery, maybe not to support the anti-slavery movement, but to point out the slavery was wrong because it was not supporting virtues of the family life. Since the slavery and women’s rights issues emerged at the same time many suffragist addressed their opinion opposing slavery in their speeches, while addressing the issue of women’s rights or rather the lack of those at the same

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