Abolition Reform

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Democracy is described, by all historians, as a system in which all people of the state are rightfully allowed to be involved in making decisions about the state 's affairs,through electing representatives to government assemblies in order to voice their opinions on such affairs.Through the early nineteenth-century reform movements for abolition and women 's rights, such as the Seneca falls convention and the famous African American abolitionists along with the Grimke sisters,there is an exposure of the strengths and weaknesses of this founding American ideal in the society of the nineteenth-century. Though there are many weaknesses that are easily pointed out,through the very existence of such reforms, regarding democracy in…show more content…
While reforms for women 's rights exposed such strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the nineteenth-century society,Abolition reform movements also revealed mostly the weakness of democracy in society.There were some groups that were ,arguably,interested in African American Abolition in consideration of the American Colonization society ,though they had no intention of granting them rights in this country;The Grimke sisters and Female anti-slavery society did recognize that both groups (Women and African Americans) deserved a voice in their society ,yet most of the brunt of abolitionist sentiment and abolition reform movements came from free African American abolitionists.There were at least fifty African American abolitionists societies created in the north that spreaded abolitionism through annual conventions featuring speakers like Frederick Douglas,Harriet Tubman,And Sojourner Truth ;And popular African American literature such as the wide spread pamphlet,Appeal to the colored citizens of the world Written by David Walker,that promoted slave rebellion,and the first African American newspaper titled Freedom 's journal. The most famous anti-slavery reformers group being the American Anti-Slavery society headed by William Lloyd Garrison who wrote the radical paper:Liberator, that spoke of slavery as sinful and needing to be abolished immediately,striking personally and morally into the hearts of those who read it through its revivalist style.Through Garrison and his…show more content…
Through the early nineteenth-century reform movements for abolition and women 's rights,such as The Seneca Falls convention and the famous African American abolitionists,there is an exposure of the strengths and weaknesses of the founding ideal of democracy:The right of the people to voice their opinions through elected representatives, in the society of the nineteenth century in its strength of allowing such reform groups to speak up for others and themselves, yet without any civil rights, which is its weakness;And even today when such groups have protected civil rights,there is this same exposure to the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in today 's society through the movements happening in our
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