Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

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What happened to Southern interest in abolishing slavery after Nat Turner's insurrection in 1831?

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1. Which sisters helped increase the role of women in the abolitionist movement?

2. Which of the following became the most famous black man in America during the 1830s and 1840s as he fought to abolish slavery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Abolitionism was the combined efforts of freed and runaway American slaves and white Americans who held social rank, including women, to make the enslavement of human beings illegal. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the historical contexts of American slavery and abolitionism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Key figures in the abolitionist movement
  • Crucial dates and events that affected the abolitionist movement and the fate of American slaves
  • The country colonized by freed American slaves

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about American slavery and the abolitionist movement
  • Making connections - correlate your historical knowledge of cultural contexts to crucial dates in the abolitionist movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about American abolitionism

Additional Learning

To start learning more about the American abolitionist movement, review the accompanying lesson called Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the cultural climate of America pre-dating and during the 19th century
  • Explains the consequences of slavery and the effects of abolitionism
  • Covers major events in the timeline of slavery and abolitionism in America
  • Details key figures in the promotion of abolitionist values
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