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Westward Expansion: Abolition and Suffrage SOL USI.8d: The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by: d) identifying the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements
Abolitionist Movement A. The abolitionists worked to end SLAVERY. Most abolitionists demanded immediate FREEING of the slaves.
Abolitionist Movement: Beliefs Believed Slavery was Morally wrong Cruel and INHUMANE A violation of the principles (ideas) of DEMOCRACY
Abolitionist Leaders: Harriet Tubman Led hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom along the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Abolitionist Leaders: William Lloyd Garrison Wrote THE LIBERATOR and worked for the immediate emancipation (freeing) of all enslaved African Americans
Abolitionist Leaders: Frederick Douglass Wrote the NORTH STAR and worked for the rights to better the lives of African Americans and women.
Abolitionist Movement: Leaders JOHN BROWN John Brown led a raid at Harper’s Ferry to encourage the liberation movement of African Americans
Suffrage Movement B. The suffrage movement helped WOMEN gain equal rights. Supporters declared: “All men and women are created equal”
Suffrage Movement: Beliefs Believed that women were deprived of basic rights: Denied the right to VOTE Denied the educational opportunities, especially higher education Denied equal opportunities in BUSINESS Limited rights to own PROPERTY
Suffrage Movement Leaders The movement was led by strong women who began their campaign before the CIVIL WAR and continued after the war ended
Suffrage Movement Leaders: Isabel Sojourner Truth A former enslaved African American who was a nationally known advocate (supporter) for equality and JUSTICE
Suffrage Movement Leaders: Susan B. Anthony Was an advocate to gain VOTING rights for women and equal rights for all.
Suffrage MovementLeaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Played a leadership role in the women’s rights MOVEMENT Her personal “Declaration of Sentiments” is often credited for initiating the first suffrage movements in the country.