Person3 Details of Person’s View on Slavery Actions Person Took to Support Viewpoint
James K. Paulding Three Beliefs… Believed slavery should be in the South to preserve the Union Believed that African Americans enjoyed a much better lifestyle than did workers in England and Africa Believed that African Americans were inferior to whites
James K. Paulding Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Wrote a book Slavery in the United States
George Fitzhugh Three Beliefs… Believed the Northern and British working classes would have been better off under a system of slavery than in the “free society” Believed conditions for workers in the North were worse than conditions for slaves Believed slaves were inferior
George Fitzhugh Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Wrote the following pamphlets Slavery Justified and The Failure of Free Society Wrote a book Sociology for the South
Hinton Helper Three Beliefs… Criticized slavery not because it was bad for African Americans but because it hurt whites Believed that if African Americans stayed in the United States, they should have no rights and should be completely segregated from whites Believed that whites who were not wealthy enough to buy slaves, could not succeed financially
Hinton Helper Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Wrote a book The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It Wrote a letter Death to Slavery! Down with the Slaveholders! Away with the Negroes!
John C. Calhoun Three Beliefs… Believed the states, NOT Congress, had the right to determine whether slavery should be allowed in a particular state Believed slavery is a domestic institution Believed slavery is a “positive good” – it is impossible for whites and African Americans to exist together in the same community
John C. Calhoun Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Attempted to rally all Southern congressmen to go against any anti-slavery laws When he died in 1850, his last words were said to be, “The South! The poor South!
The Grimke Sisters Three Beliefs… Believed slavery was morally wrong Believed whatever is right for a man to do is morally right for a woman to do Believed that southern women needed to stop slavery
The Grimke Sisters Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Moved to the North Became active in the abolitionist movement Wrote pamphlets in 1836 Freed slaves that their mother had given them Became traveling lecturers of the American Anti-Slavery Society
Abraham Lincoln Three Beliefs… Strong belief in personal freedom Against allowing slavery to expand into new western territories Believed in preserving the Union
Abraham Lincoln Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Wanted to preserve the Union so he promised not to interfere with slavery in the South
Harriet Tubman Three Beliefs… She was against slavery She escaped from slavery using the Underground Railroad Wanted to help other slaves to freedom by becoming a conductor of the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Became a conductor of the Underground Railroad and helped over 300 slaves to freedom
William Lloyd Garrison Three Beliefs… Demanded an immediate, no-compromise end to slavery Believed everyone who tolerated slavery was to blame Believed the Northern states should secede from the Union
William Lloyd Garrison Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Published the newspaper The Liberator Helped to lead a successful movement to abolish slavery Helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society
Frederick Douglass Three Beliefs… Opposed slavery Believed slavery is wicked Urged President Lincoln to allow former slaves to fight for the North
Frederick Douglass Actions taken to support his viewpoint… Leading abolitionist Lectured on the evils of slavery Gave his lecture fees to aid runaway slaves Wrote his autobiography, which described slavery from a slave’s point of view Published his own anti-slavery newspaper, the North Star
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