The Religious Roots of the Abolitionist Movement


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What were abolitionists fighting for?

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1. What was the Second Great Awakening?

2. Which of these was NOT part of the ideology of the Second Great Awakening?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Historically, there have been many people for and against abolition, and this quiz will gauge what you know about the religious origins of abolition. To do well on the quiz, you will need to know the goals of abolitionists and the timeline of major abolition events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these evaluation tools will let you know how much you remember about:

  • The abolitionist cause
  • The Second Great Awakening
  • Reformers ideology and opinion of slavery
  • Group exposed to Protestant Christianity during this era

Skills Practiced

Studying with this quiz and worksheet combo will let you refine the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the abolitionist cause in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Second Great Awakening and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the reformers felt about slavery

Additional Learning

To get a better handle on this topic, go to the connected lesson, The Religious Roots of the Abolitionist Movement. While this lesson will provide you with the answers to the quiz, it will also cover the following:

  • Antebellum America
  • Characteristics of the Second Great Awakening
  • Connections between abolition and religion
  • How reformers actions contributed to the start of the Civil War