This essay will recount well-known Anti-Slavery Advocates, societies and how these events known as the, “The Second Great Awakening,” contributed to the regional animosity between North and South and was a factor that leads to the Civil War. The abolitionist movement eradicated slavery in the United States, but did not achieve the aim of its supporters as quickly as many would have liked. The movement added to the rift between the North and South that erupted into a brutal war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two. This movement stands as a part of African - American history that influenced change in the United States today. The Abolitionist Movement (1830 - 1865) The Abolitionist Movement during 1830 and 1865 was a crusade to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves, and to end racial segregation and discrimination.
Even though slavery supplied “constant and reliable labor," the peculiar institution caused political parties to divide the country on different ideas about slavery. Southerners were disappointed with the victory of the Republican Party, which seemed to threaten southern slave owners. The different ideas about slavery led to the secession of southern states. Southerners thought of secession as an opportunity to develop their own government that would allow slavery in all states in the now Confederate States of America. As the seceding states left, they attempted to seize federal forts within their borders, notably Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
He started going to antislavery conventions and meetings. At a convention, he was asked to speak and he spoke exceedingly well, and they asked him to speak at the American Anti-Slavery Society meeting. This was his first step to becoming a well-known, virtuous speaker. He started lecturing on how slavery is ruthless and how people should abolish it. He told them about his experiences of slavery, and all the awful, rotten slaveholders.
Free blacks and whites made their cause known by producing newspapers and a journal concerning slavery and political pressure was used wherever possible. Petitions were a useful form of political pressure that had an important effect in the campaign. The American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in December 1833 but earlier than this whiter Americas had spoken out against the constitution of slavery that existed in the southern
1503870 During the late 1700’s slavery was a large industry in early America and also controversial practice that challenged many people’s moral and ethics codes. One person who opposed this industry was Benjamin Banneker. Benjamin Banneker himself was a free African American who lived during these times of slavery and knowing the joys of freedom that he gets to enjoy he was inspired to write a letter to Jefferson to urge Jefferson to end slavery in America. In Banneker’s letter he uses elements of logos which include a very powerful quote and he also uses elements of pathos and ethos to persuade Jefferson’s emotionally both Banneker hoped would ultimately convince Jefferson to end slavery. Banneker used elements of Logos to give his letter a more sophisticated feel to giving his letter more credibility and respect from a highly educated and intellectual President Thomas Jefferson.
Ethan Le Period 5 11/7/11 Slavery in America In 1793 and 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts were enacted making slavery prosper, as well as being large contributions in the cause of different abolitionist movements, and eventually the Civil War. Both of the Fugitive Slave Acts caused controversy throughout the states because of the harsh punishments and enforcement, particularly in the second Fugitive Slave Act. Next, because of the two Fugitive Slave Acts, many abolitionists worked together to helped slaves escape from their punishment, especially the work of Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Thomas Garrett. Finally, the actions of the Southern Slave states in their attempts to solidify slavery had sparked the bloodiest war in America’s
In Lincoln's attempt to end slavery, he created the Emancipation Proclamation which demonstrated the movement eventually taking over the presidency; this scared South. The North was most polarized against slavery and had created a growth in the movement. This growth occurred after many events such as the publishing of Harriet Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", John Brown's raid, and the passage of the fugitive slave act that had held individuals responsible for harboring slaves, even of they were located in non-slave states. The fugitive slave act was an act created within the
blood, justice, and suffering, only to succeed after so much was lost. The causes of this bloody war between the Confederates (North) and the Union (South) revolved mostly around the constant discrepancy of slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act stated that it was a crime to help runaway slaves. As many people were arrested to help runaway slaves, abolitionists wrote strong anti-slavery stories like Uncle Tom’s Cabin to gain sympathy for the African Americans. Although the story was fictional, the point still got across and gained two million more abolitionists.
Of the many American Abolitionist's, Frederick Douglas was an American social reformer, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining attention for his dazzling and incisive antislavery writings and legacy. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, who later became known as Frederick Douglass, was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland.The exact date of Douglass's birthdate stood unknown but he chose to celebrate it on February 14.
Abolition caused political debates, sectional conflicts, and plentiful rebellions due to its ideas. The bloodiest and memorable riot was Nat Turner’s Rebellion for it had the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the south. The blacks then realized they had the ability to revolt, but must suffer consequences when their plans don’t prevail. The blacks wanted their freedom, independence, and stopped accepting slavery.