Presentation on theme: "By: Grant Brown, Ron Powell. The American Colonization Society was established with a goal of abolishing slavery. Return freed slaves to Africa Abolition:"— Presentation transcript:
The American Colonization Society was established with a goal of abolishing slavery. Return freed slaves to Africa Abolition: the movement of ridding slavery.
Nat Turner’s rebellion was an event in August, 1831 where Turner gathered about 50 other slaves and attacked 4 plantations, killing over 60 whites, and eventually captured and killed Turner and a few of his followers. South: Made whites fear that their slaves would turn on them North: Not as worried but still concerned
He was a pacifist who peacefully argued the issue of slavery through his newspapers, The Liberator Worked for the “immediate emancipation of slaves!”
Frederick Douglas first escaped slavery in 1838 at the age of 22. He gave a speech on slavery in Massachusetts in 1841. From there he became the greatest of the black abolitionists. In 1845, he wrote an autobiography called The Life of Frederick Douglass. He was worked with Garrison on The Liberator, but then started his own newspaper, The North Star
Underground Railroad: System of escape routes slaves used to get freedom in the North. Harriet Tubman was a slave, and when her owner died, she ran away to Philadelphia, where she was free. Even though she was free, she went back and fourth from the north to the south 19 times, risking her life and freedom, to help slaves get to freedom. At the end of her trips, she saved an overall number of 300 slaves, including her parents.
However, the underground railroad was not the primary means for slaves to escape slavery.
Harriet Beecher Stowe is the author of the novel Uncle Toms Cabin. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was criticized in the south because it was supporting anti-slavery.
The Fugitive Slave Acts was the act where the whites in the north sent runaway slaves back to the south. The whites from the south supported these acts because the south were getting there workers back, many in the North were against this. Slaves disagreed with this, because they wanted freedom. This act actually strengthened the abolitionist resolve in the North.
October 1859: John Brown led 18 men into sieze weapons and ammunition from the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry VA. He hoped to free slaves and arm them. He was eventually captured charged for treason where he was declared guilty and hung shortly after. southerners were outraged, while northerners sympathized.
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