Presentation on theme: "BY: AYA AYADI Harriet Beecher Stowe. Biography She was born on June 14, 1811 at Litchfield, Connecticut Her parents had nine children and she was the."— Presentation transcript:
Biography She was born on June 14, 1811 at Litchfield, Connecticut Her parents had nine children and she was the seventh. Her parents are Roxana and Lyman Beecher. Harriet went to Hartford Female Academy that was founded by her sister Catherine Beecher
Making a Difference Harriet wrote poems, travel books, biographical sketches, children’s books, and adult novels. She wrote at least ten adult novels. One of her famous books is “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Harriet wanted to end slavery. She wrote books and wrote in the weekly about slavery issues. She was knew slavery, the antislavery movement, and the underground railroad because she lived in a slave state.
Goal Harriet’s goal was to end slavery. She would write anti-slavery novels. Two books that she wrote were “Dred” in 1856 and “A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin” in 1853. People think that Harriet writing these books caused the Civil War. Also, people thought that making to decision to have slaves led to people fighting. Stowe traveled all over the United States and Europe to talk about slavery. She told people that slavery is horrible.
Uncle Tom's Cabin During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln met Uncle Tom's Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe for the first time. "So this is the little lady," the president said in greeting her, "who made this big war.“ the quote is from: (http://www.shmoop.com/ harriet-beecher- stowe/biography.html)http://www.shmoop.com/ harriet-beecher- stowe/biography.html
The Movement Harriet wanted to change the life of slaves. She wrote books about slavery. There were two important books that she wrote. One book is called Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet helped slaves escape to the Underground Railroad because Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, where Stowe had lived, was a slave state. Harriet tried to change the life a slaves, but people that read the book would try to free slaves. She tried to change everyone’s ideas. However, only a few listened. Also, Harriet was part of the women’s rights movement
Ending of her Life Harriet died on July 1, 1896 at Hartford, Connecticut. She was known for her books and for the speeches that she used to give at all over the United States and Europe. She was also known for helping the slaves at the Underground Railroad. Lastly, she was known for helping the women’s rights movement.