Think about it... Take10 minutes to work on the Early Govt Review!
Today’s Big Question What were the key ideas of the abolition movement?
Activities for the Day: • Discuss main ideas of abolition • 5 minute break/lunch • Read and analyze abolitionist newspapers
Abolition Abolitionists demanded the _________freeing of slaves. Abolitionists believed that slavery was: _______________ _______________ _______________
“I am willing to be persecuted, imprisoned, and bound for advocating African rights. And I should deserve to be a slave myself if I shrunk from that duty or danger.” --William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison published the _________ and worked for the immediate emancipation of all slaves. (9:05-16:00)
Frederick Douglass published the _____ _____ and worked for the rights of African Americans and women to better their lives.
Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the _______ ________.
Why is the abolition movement important? “Abolitionists sounded the warning…the country could not forever encompass the ideal of liberty and the reality of slavery.” --The Abolitionists (PBS American Experience)
Read all about it! In groups of 2: What does the newspaper say? Who wrote it/when was it written? What does it tell us about the time period? What else do we need to know in order to understand it better?
Combine groups: Pair up with a group who had the opposite newspaper!
EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT...! Write a newspaper headline for an Abolitionist newspaper. Your headline should be catchy, and address one (or more!) of the following questions: • What are abolitionists trying to do? • Who are some of the famous abolitionist? • What is the best way to convince people to join the abolitionist cause?