The Abolitionist Movement. Early Opposition to slavery (242). From the earliest days of the Republic many Americans opposed slavery Some founders knew it would be difficult to remain true to the ideals of liberty and equality if we continued to allow slavery
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In your own words, what does the word Compensation mean?
Something, typically money, awarded to someone as a payment for loss, injury, or suffering
Former Liberian flag (1827-1847)
Liberian Flag to present day
1)Cost of transporting African Americans was too high
2)The ACS relied on donations
3)Moving the 1.5 million Africans Americans to Africa was nearly impossible
4)Also, most African Americans regarded the U.S. as their home and di not want to move
-sin and repentance (?)
Repentance- ask forgiveness
-abolitionists believed slavery was an “enormous evil”
1st well known advocate (supporter/believer)of abolition
Published Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World
In this pamphlet he advocated violence and rebellion as the only way to end slavery
Credited for being a main contributor to:
The rapid development of a large national abolitionist movement in the 1830’s
1831- moved to Boston and founded the antislavery newspaper entitled the Liberator
In this paper he shared his disapproval of colonization and attacked the Constitution for not banning slavery
Garrison was clear in his beliefs: “slavery was immoral and slaveholders were evil
Called for immediate and complete Emancipation (?)
Emancipation-Freeing of all enslaved people
Supporter, promoter, believer
Think, Pair, Share
Imagine you are an American citizen at this time, why might you believe the South’s economy would fall apart with abolition (ending of slavery)?
Many in the North also did not want to see the South’s economy crumble. Why?
To put an end to forcibly