The Abolitionist Movement 1830 – 1865 Alexander Cunningham UMUC Abstract The Abolitionist Movement during 1830 and 1865 was a crusade to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves, and to end racial segregation and discrimination. This anti-slavery movement consisted of black and white abolitionists in the North, with outposts in the upper South, who denounced slavery as illegal, immoral, economically backward and violated human rights. The advocating of these goals raised issues leading to the Civil War and the Emancipation of all slaves. Abolitionist ideas became increasingly prominent in northern churches and politics in the 1830s.In addition to advocating for immediate emancipation, abolitionists created Anti-Slavery Societies, and were supported by fellow Distinguished Anti-Slavery Advocates, Religious, Political, Radical and Militant Abolitionists who all argued for the same cause: emancipation of all slaves. 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 Fugitive Slave Act was an act that was in included in the Compromise of 1850. This act declared that all slaves that run away must be returned to their slave owners. There were many sides to this act and many fights between the North and the South about it. The Compromise of 1850 was a bill that focused on slavery. It said that there is free states, the North, and there are slave states, the South.
But by the end of the Civil War in 1861 almost all of the slaves were free. Some slaves by serving in the Revolutionary war and some by running away to the northern states. When every state promise to free their slaves after fighting against the British state after state abolished slavery and antislavery grew and grew. This pressured the southern states to end slavery. 2.
“The Civil War showed whether this nation, or nation conceived in liberty could long endure.” The Civil War was during 1861-1865. The war was fought between the North and South over questions of slavery and state rights. The North wanted the slaves to be free and have all the same rights as a white person but, the South wanted just the opposite. They wanted the slaves to work for them and for free. The Civil War era (Reconstruction) moved America towards its ideal that all men are created equal.
William Lloyd Garrison, Editor of The Liberator, was a key figure in the abolitionary movements. He founded many anti-slavery societies that were sometimes controversial. Many Northerners wanted to free all of the slaves at once. Other people argued for gradual emancipation. Southerners wanted to continue slavery.
Forrest Tappan Professor Blodgett HIST 271 T/Thr Hour 1:30 14 March 2013 Birth of a Nation Alas By 1863 the Civil War had ended, Abraham Lincoln had given his now famous Emancipation Proclamation and the 14th amendment—which made slavery legal in the United states of America—had been ratified. To many Americans, with the end of the war meant the reunion of the states and peace between brothers. Yet over 50 years later the hate of racism is still strong. In fact for many American blacks are no more excepted as slaves then as “free”. Wild and savage, African American were an issue, and with the government on the side of these savages it was left to the public to solve the problem for
After a long term against, they get some good effects. The sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln, “on January 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.” (www.whitehouse.gov) It is a historic matter that blacks have a good effort to win the respect. However, the discrimination still appeared in the whole country. The black people still need to struggle the unfairness from society. In this process, it occurred a lot murder and violence.
November 13, 2013 Before America was her own country, the white settlers owned slaves and when American became her own nation, her citizens still owned and kept slaves. America became divided on the issue of slavery between the North and the South. Slavery affected the United States politically, morally, and economically. Politically, America was affected by dividing the government and citizens. Morally, America was affected by the citizens’ personal feelings on slavery on slavery and how the citizens handled those emotions.
Vanessa AP US History Period 3 Mr. Catalinich 31 January 2012 Events in the 1850’s that Contributed to the Causes of the Civil War In order to get back their “property”, the South pushed Congress to pass the Fugitive Law of 1850 as a part of the Great Compromise that postponed war between the North and South for four years. The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was mostly aimed at the Northern States, requiring all citizens of America to find runaway slaves, regardless of their moral beliefs. The South viewed slaves not as human beings, but as property to be kept, sold, or even killed. It forced the North to become a part of the “slave system” even though they had clearly taken no part in any ownership. Those who tried to help slaves escape
So the Yankees couldn’t bring no more over, or just couldn’t call the Africans “slaves”. In 1820’s, a measures passed by the U.S. Congress to end the first of a series of crises concerning the extension of slavery, called the Missouri Compromise. It wasn’t till 1863 when President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the Confederate states "are, and henceforward shall be free." According to Multicultural Law Enforcement pg 169 It was the Civil War reconstruction era where police and African Americans problems started. Police and Military were required to return runaways.