By Reyna Eisenstark

From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity offers a accomplished background of the abolitionist flow. starting with a historic rationalization of the African slave alternate and its position in American historical past, Abolitionism explores each vital individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South towards the Civil warfare. This booklet additionally contains colourful sidebars that includes basic source files just like the Gettysburg tackle and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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He believed that the free states of the Union should break away and form their own country. S. Constitution, calling it a proslavery document. He felt that abolitionism was a moral issue and did not think it appropriate to use politics to achieve it. Garrison was also a pacifist, who believed that the end of slavery should only be achieved peacefully. Douglass, however, did not believe that the Constitution was a proslavery document, but thought it could be used to help end slavery. Douglass also did not support the idea of breaking up the Union because it would not help the slaves in the South.

S. senator from Kentucky. In 1808, he was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and in 1810, he returned to the Senate. However, later that year he was elected again to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House, a position he was elected to five more times over the next 14 years. THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE In 1820, Henry Clay became famous for settling a dispute in Congress over slavery. ” In 1818, the territory of Missouri applied for statehood as a slave state, which, if granted, would upset the equal balance of free states and slave states in the Senate.

Constitution. S. Constitution that would abolish slavery. The following month, it was presented to Congress, where it easily passed in the Senate but did not get the required two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives. President Lincoln soon took an active role in encouraging the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. ” Lincoln won the 1864 election, which was held during the war and without the participation of the 11 states that had seceded from the Union. During a speech at the last session of Congress in December 1864, Lincoln urged all the members to vote for the Thirteenth Amendment.

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