History of the United States
What impact did abolitionists have on the history of slavery in the US?
What group wanted to ban slavery in the us?
Why were abolitionists so hated by the North?
Generally speaking abolitionists meant people in favor of abolishing slavery in the United States and in any territories owned by the US. In the Northern US States, the average citizen, may have been against slavery, however, they did not see it as a main issue, ( before the US Civil War ). There was no widespread hatred of abolitionists in the North. In the Southern States where most of the slaves lived, Southerners saw slavery as a way of life. It could be said that for the most part they had a strong disdain for people against slavery. As an aside, however, even abolitionists did not consider slaves to be equal to Whites.
What were abolitionists trying to abolish?
Why did the North react negatively to the radical abolitionists?
Most Americans usually then and now do not favor "radical" policies. At the time of the Abolitionists, it was the states' laws that allowed for slavery. Later the US Supreme Court endorsed slavery. The American public was not "ready" for the immediate end of slavery in the antebellum days. They saw it as disruptive and even causing national divisions. It cannot be overstated that slavery had been part of the US since before it was an nation. And, on an international basis, slavery of one type or another had almost always existed.The morality of the abolitionists was noble and courageous.
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What was a person who wanted to end slavery completely in the US?
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What were persons against slavery in the US called?
Before and during the US Civil War, people opposed to slavery were called abolitionists. Most Americans in the North did not favor slavery, however, they were not activists in opposing it. Later, during the war, many Union soldiers saw the plight of slaves they met in military campaigns in the South and became more agreeable with the Northern abolitionists.
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Were abolitionists Americans that wanted to get rid of the tariff?
What were ways that abolitionists spread word?
With the understanding that this question pertains to the US institution of slavery before the 1865 13th Amendment, antislavery abolitionists used various ways to help end the existence of slavery in the US. The following major methods were widely used in the North. These were basically impossible to do in the South: 1. Antislavery newspapers and books consistently advocated the abolition of slavery in the North; 2. Abolitionists campaigned for elected antislavery candidates for all levels of government in the North; and 3. Churches in the North used their pulpits to speak against slavery.
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Which statement best summarizes the process of the abolition of slavery in the US?
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What was the impact of the end of slavery had on people in the US?
What did abolitionist want to end?
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How did abolitionists help end slavery?
This requires a subjective answer because the end of slavery was the result of the Union remaining intact by defeating the Confederacy. The anti slavery abolitionists had words and influence but they had no army. This is not meant as a funny remark by the way. In my opinion as a student of US History, both when in high school, college and my interest in the War after that, the Abolitionists served to extend slavery. Here is why: A. The Abolitionists tended to radicalize their position against slavery; B. Politically speaking, because slavery had been a part of the Western Hemisphere for a few centuries, slavery was not a new issue; C. With that fact in mind, I have read of no Abolitionist formula or planned way to free the slaves in the South without it causing a major political and economic disruption to the entire Union; D. The Abolitionists had a strong "front man" in the person of the US President, Abraham Lincoln; E. Lincoln had at least one plan to end slavery based on the plan Great Britain used in the West Indies; F. The Abolitionist failed to see that their strongest supporter, Lincoln, had the correct agenda, which was to preserve the Union at all costs and take care of the slavery issue after that; G. The Abolitionists' other positions ( in political terms, their bad baggage ) was their intolerance of non - Protestant religions, and the fact that they themselves wanted no slavery, but did not consider freed slaves to be equal with White Protestants; and I. In my humble opinion, their radicalism, made Northerners less comfortable with the anti slavery movement. The bottom line as I see it, is this: Without the Civil War, (which no sound mind wanted ) the radicalism of those radically opposed to slavery, injured the movement to abolish slavery in the United States.
Why were abolitionists questioning the war?
In the early stages of the US Civil War, it was clearly US President Lincoln's plan to keep the United States a whole nation and stop the Southern rebellion. Anti slavery abolitionists were concerned that early on Lincoln did not proclaim that his use of military force was to abolish slavery. Rather, Lincoln clearly had the goal of keeping the Union as one nation.
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Who did not agree with the abolitionist?
Before the US Civil War even many sound minded people in the North disagreed with the anti slavery abolitionists about slavery in the South. It should be noted here that even well into the US Civil War, slavery was lawful in the US State of Maryland and in Washington DC. For the most part the abolitionists wanted slavery to be abolished in the USA. Many people against slavery only wanted it to be contained in the Southern States. Prior to becoming US President, Abraham Lincoln pledged to the South that he had no wish to abolish slavery in the South. In fact, Lincoln did not believe the Federal Government had the authority to do so. It was also pointed out that where in parts of the world slavery had been abolished, compensation was paid to to the former slaveholders for their financial losses.