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A movement ignites an explosive era.  Began as an evangelical Christian movement.  Garrison founded the newspaper: “ The Liberator” in 1831.  Demanded.

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1 A movement ignites an explosive era

2  Began as an evangelical Christian movement.  Garrison founded the newspaper: “ The Liberator” in  Demanded the immediate abolition of slavery without compensation to slaveholders.

3  “I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD.” Garrison  Assailed the Constitution as “a covenant with death and an agreement with Hell.”

4  Prong I: Appeal to religious Americans. “Bible Against Slavery” “American Slavery as it is. Testimony of 1000 witnesses”. Printing advancements?

5  Prong II: help liberate African Americans from Slavery. The Underground Railroad. Frederick Douglass Harriet Tubman 1000 freed annually Fugitive Slave Law

6  10% Abolitionist  20% sympathetic to Abolitionist cause  Segregated abolitionist meeting  Most not in favor?  Why?  Result?  Elijah Lovejoy and others.

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8  Prong III: appeal to state and national legislators. Petitions with 500,000 signatures were common. Aboltionist groups grew to 2000 from 200. Henry David Thoreau

9  Andrew Jackson ordered the US Congress to prohibit Abolitionist mail in  Georgia's legislature sponsored a bill with a $ reward to anyone who would kindap Garrison!

10  Congress agreed in 1844 not to talk about Slavery.  Why?  Until…1849  David Wilmot

11  Life and times  Break with Garrison over “union with slaveholders”  Can’t abandon slaves.  Profile in Courage


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