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maooStudent Questions -
How did the abolition movement start?
Why did people in the North begin to oppose slavery?
Who were the most important abolitionists?
What about the people in the south who opposed slavery?
What was the impact of the abolition movement?
When did people start abolition?

Student information, resources, and reflection starts here
Abolitionism was a movement to end slavery in America. In the 11 southern states of the US, however, slavery was a social and economic institution. American abolitionism labored under the handicap that it threatened the harmony of North and South in the Union, and it also ran counter to the US Constitution, which left the question of slahery to the individual states. - Tiwa

Why did people in the north oppose slavery? What about the people in the south? Many people in both the North and South opposed slavery but the biggest concentration was in the north. Most abolitionists in the north were Quakers and freed slaves but by the 1700 white people began to oppose slavery to. The Quakers believed that the light of god existed in everyone and that god existed in all people therefore they opposed violence and war. They believed slavery was hurtful and violent and not with there religion. But alot of whites that opposed slavery didn't think it was wrong for religious reasons they believed that it was against the founding fathers and the declaration of independence they believed that people who were pro slavery were hypocrites for fighting for their freedom and then keeping African Americans enslaved.-Nicole

How did the abolition movement start?

The Abolition Movement started in the 1680's with the Quakers. The Quakers lived in Pennsylvania and opposed slavery greatly. Later in the 1700's Abraham Lincoln and Patrick Henry also began to speak out against Slavery. In 1816 the American Colonization Society started. This society led anti- slavery protests throughout the 1800's. In the early 1800's many anti-slavery newspapers began to show up; for example, The Liberator, and The Emancipator. - Tiwa

What did people do to oppose slavery?

During the Abolition Movement, many inspiring people worked hard to oppose slavery. In Boston, Massachusetts a Abolitionists newspaper was started called The Liberator. The editor of The Liberator was Lloyd Garrison. Two years later in 1833 Lloyd Garrison and other Abolitionists started the National Antislavery Society. This society published books and other papers about the evil of slavery. The Underground Railroad was a chain of farms and homes to the north that would help Slaves escape slavery. The Underground Railroad ran all of the way up to Canada. An important person that was part of the Underground Railroad was Harriet Tubman, she helped lead over 300 slaves to freedom. - Tiwa

What was the impact of the abolition movement?

The abolition movement also helped inspire people to start the Woman's Rights Movement. Women who were involved in the Abolition movement were inspired to stand up for their rights. The influential people in the Abolition Movement also inspired the Civil War. This was the most important. Without the Civil War our lives today could be different in so many ways. Harriet Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin had a great impact on the Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe he said, "Is this the little woman who made this great war?".- Tiwa

The abolition movement wasn't successful. Part of the reason the abolitionists didn't have success is because they wanted to abolish slavery differently. Some people wanted to do it quickly while others wanted to abolish slavery slowly. They also differed on whether to do it politically or not. The abolitionists also put restrictions on slaves. Their campaigns made the Slave Codes stricter. The abolition movement had many impacts even though it didn't success. It publicized the horrors of slavery. That encouraged people in the north to fight for antislavery. It also encouraged woman to fight for their own cause so they could vote. Most importantly, the abolitionists drew a greater wedge between the North and South. That's why the Civil War occurred and why the abolitionists are important. - Kern

Who were the most important abolitionists?

The abolitionist movement in the North was led by agitators such as William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society, writers such as John Greenleaf Whittier, Harriet Beecher Stowe and former slaves such as Frederick Douglass. It was these figures who sought abolition of slavery. Without these powerful figures, the American Civil War mightn't have occurred. Thanks to these influential people, slavery was stopped! -Kern

Why did people in the North begin to oppose slavery?

People opposed slavery in the North because they didn't believe in dehumanization. They thought it was wrong. They thought that African-Americans were equal with the Whites. Also, people opposed slavery because they didn't need slaves. North was known for industry unlike the South. The North didn't need slaves to help increase industrialism. That's why the North hated slavery. - Kern

What about the people in the south who opposed slavery?

People in the south loved slavery. They loved slavery because the slaves did all of the hard work and helped the economy run. There would be nobody to do the work without the slaves. That was the South's viewpoint. Southerners thought they were superior so they had the African-Americans do the work. That's why people in the South loved slavery. - Kern

Why did people in the north oppose slavery? What about the people in the south? Many people in both the North and South opposed slavery but the biggest concentration was in the north. Most abolitionists in the north were Quakers and freed slaves but by the 1700 white people began to oppose slavery to. The Quakers believed that the light of god existed in everyone and that god existed in all people therefore they opposed violence and war. They believed slavery was hurtful and violent and not with there religion. But many whites that opposed slavery didn't think it was wrong for religious reasons. They believed that it was against the founding fathers and the Declaration of Independence they believed that people who were pro slavery were hypocrites for fighting for their freedom and then keeping African Americans enslaved.-Nicole


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This image is of the newspaper that Lloyd Garrison and other abolitionists started in 1833 to publicize the evils of slavery. This helped informed the North about slavery. - Kyler

http://ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=569&nm=Abolitionists- This is a great website to find information on great abolitionists. It talks about why the abolitionists hated slavery.- Nicole

Africans in America and Abolition

This page from PBS talks about Africans In America. It talked about the different anti-slavery movements that formed during the slavery era. This occurred because of the lack of satisfaction of the slaves. This gives many primary accounts of some former slaves. -Kern

Abolition

This website talks about abolition of slavery, and abolition as a social movement.-
This page talks about how abolition worked, why people did it, and how it affected the country. It gives images and resources so you will be able to go to other sites and art galleries. It has a lot of information, though it's very good if you want a short and brief summary. It gives dates and places, too. - Raythan

African American Convention Movement

This convention movement started many abolitionist movements and many movements resisting slavery. It was a very important convention. - Kern

The end of slavery

This website from ABC-Clio is a detailed overview about the abolition of slavery. It will give you everything you want to know about slavery. -Raythan

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In this painting by African American artist Jacob Lawrence, Frederick Douglass listens to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison denounce slavery. Douglass was an African American abolitionist who was asked by Garrison in 1841 to become an agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.-Raythan

Quote on Abolition

This is a quote on one of the abolitionists. It shows that the abolitionists were determined to end slavery and sacrifice their lives. - Kern

The Gradual Abolition act of 1780

This link is about the start of the Abolition act and how the movement started. It started with disagreements between the North and South. - Matt

Leading Abolition Leaders

This link shows a brief history of the beginning of the slave abolition, and some of the main leaders of the movement. - Kyler

Abolitionist Movement This is a website that gives a summary of what happened during the abolitionist movement. It shows how it started and some of the people that were involved. -Matt

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Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaking against the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 at an antislavery meeting in Boston. In New England, slavery was bad, and much of the abolition movement originated there. -Tiwa

The Liberator Files This is William Lloyd Garrison's abolition newspaper. It publicized the horrors of slavery by informing people about the cons of slavery with their newspaper. - Kern

Newspaper Article on North Americans

This link shows how the Northern states of the US came to reject history and help support the abolition movement. It is a good historical link that gives a lot of information. - Kyler

Famous Abolitionists
This link goes to a website full of famous people who were against slavery and worked hard to abolish it.This is a video that tells the story of a abolitionist John Brown - Kyler

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, was one of the main influences in the Abolition Movement. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe he said " Is this the little woman who made this great war?". - Tiwa

Famous Abolitionist Quotes These are famous quotes from important people during the abolitionist movement such as Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison. Some of these quotes reflected how the people felt about slavery. - Matt

William Lloyd Garrison This is William Lloyd Garrison. He played a very important part in the abolitionist movement. - Kern This is a brief video that talks about Frederick Douglass. It tells about his importance as a abolitionist - Tiwa


This is a video that talks about slavery and abolition. It explains things that happened in the abolition movement. It also showed who was an very important abolitionist. - Tiwa

The Free Soil Party

This link shows a very brief history of the life of the Free Soil Party and how it was created. The Free Soil Party was an important abolition party in the 1800s - Matt

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This is Quock Walker. She abolished slavery in Massachusetts and was very important in the abolition movement. - Kern

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This is William Lloyd Garrison. He was a co-founder of the abolition movement and published an newspaper known as the Liberator. Without William Lloyd Garrison, the abolition movement would be weak. He may be considered the most important United States abolitionist ever. - Kern

Frederick Douglass This gives an account of Frederick Douglass's life. He was a whipped slave who was an important abolitionist. He wrote a narrative of his life that explained the hardships he went through. - Kern

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Literature/Douglass/Autobiography/ This is a narrative of Frederick Douglass. He tells people about his life in his autobiography. - Kern

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This is a picture of Frederick Douglass. He was an very important abolitionist. - Kern



Rankin, John
Rankin, John
This is a picture of John Rankin. He was a very important abolitionist.-Nicole