The Abolitionist Movement In American History

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The Abolitionist Movement played a major part in American History. This lasted for many decades, but anti-slavery activists held their ground and put their life on their line for what they believed in. Because of their miraculous efforts, we are now a free country and have many privileges and rights all thanks to them. Abolition first emerge around the 1830’s after slave trade started to become a widespread problem in England. Slave trade started to increase across the Atlantic in the southern states because more and more farmers were started to get involved in agriculture. They were demanding more slaves which was putting a price on the way they saw things. Thomas Clarkson was the first one to try to put a stop to it. He voiced his opinion and in 1787 established the Society for the society for the Abolition of the Slave trade. He gathered evidence and exposed the slave trade for what it really was. Twenty years of his hard work finally paid off with the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, which banned Great Britain from participating in the slave trade across the Atlantic.…show more content…
Their goal was to end the racial discrimination and segregation amongst. They believed that slavery was a sin and that it was every American’s obligation to help free them back to Africa. Not many people agreed though. Both Northerners and Southerners did not support he ways of goals of the abolitionist. They thought that it threatened the racial social order and created economic instability. As time passed, the abolitionist movement become more radical. They called for an immediate end of slavery, but different people disagreed on how to achieve their
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