Antislavery Reformers Arguments Against Abolition

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A slave is the legal property of another person and is forced to obey them. Opposition to this started in 1785, but even before the country was founded some Americans already opposed slavery. These people wanted Abolition, which was the complete end to slavery. However, various abolitionists had different views on how to end slavery. As a result of their different backgrounds they supported the Abolition for many different reasons. Some of the first people to challenge slavery belonged to the religious groups who called themselves the Quakers. They objected to this on their own religious grounds. Their leaders, as well as the heads of other religious groups, published pamphlets and gave speeches that motivated and convinced many Americans to end slavery. Despite having a common cause the Antislavery reformers didn’t always agree on the approaches they should take. Some wanted full equality but other just wanted them to be freed. Still others wanted to send them off to Africa to start a new colony. They thought that this would prevent racial …show more content…

A man named John Greenleaf Whittier spread the message of the Abolition through abolitionary poems and literature. He was not the only one to spread the word through writing, another man by the name of William Lloyd Garrison spread the word of Abolition through the newspaper. The company was founded in 1831 writing about all the news on the Abolition. That was not all Garrison did, in 1833 he help found the American Anti-Slavery Society. Both of these things helped free African American slaves. Soon after society members started to petition congress to end federal support of slavery. In the year 1840 the American Anti-Slavery Society split, on side wanted immediate freedom of the enslaved African Americans and a bigger role for women while the other wanted gradual emancipation and women to play only the minor roles in the movement to end

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