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The Abolitionist Movement in America - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
While the abolitionist movement may not have ended slavery, it did leave a lasting impression on many of those involved in the Civil War. The following lessons will give you an in-depth look at the abolitionist movement and the impact that it made. Instructors will explain the roles that different organizations and leaders played in the movement as well as the influence they had. Quizzes are offered in the lessons for you to test your knowledge, and instructors are available to answer questions about what you don't know. The lessons teach topics like:
- How the American Anti-Slavery Society and preceding organizations entered into the political arena
- The use of religion in the abolitionist movement
- What was the response to petitions calling for the abolition of slavery
- The importance of the Underground Railroad
- How the abolitionist movement and its leaders impacted the end of slavery
|American Anti-Slavery Society: History & Activities||Compare organizations like the American Anti-Slavery Society and how they helped place the anti-slavery issue on the political agenda.|
|The Religious Roots of the Abolitionist Movement||Distinguish how religion played a role in the abolition movement and learn about the groups that joined the movement.|
|The Liberator Newspaper and William Lloyd Garrison||Consider the interesting life of William Lloyd Garrison, who played an important role in the anti-slavery movement.|
|The Impacts of Anti-Slavery Petitions to Congress||Measure how anti-slavery petitions were able to impact the political climate from the late 1830s to the early 1840s.|
|What Was the Underground Railroad? - History, Facts & Route||Dissect the secret Underground Railroad and how it helped some slaves reach freedom.|
|Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery||Analyze the influential people who spearheaded the fight against slavery.|
1. American Anti-Slavery Society: History & Activities
In this lesson, we'll learn about the American Anti-Slavery Society, including how it came to be and its purpose. We'll also discuss some key developments and themes associated with the organization.
2. The Religious Roots of the Abolitionist Movement
Leading up to the Civil War, American reformers latched onto the goal of getting rid of slavery. In this lesson, we'll explore how this movement was connected to the religious ideals of the 19th century.
3. The Liberator Newspaper and William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison was a passionate voice in the abolitionist movement. Find out how a kid from a financially challenged family and without much education became an influential part of America's dialogue on slavery.
4. The Impacts of Anti-Slavery Petitions to Congress
The right to petition is included in the First Amendment to the Constitution. During the 1800s, abolitionists exercised this right by petitioning Congress to bring an end to slavery. This lesson explores the impact of anti-slavery petitions to Congress.
5. What Was the Underground Railroad? - History, Facts & Route
In this lesson we will discuss how the Underground Railroad worked and why it was important. Learn more about the secret paths that many slaves took to freedom.
6. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery
The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.
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Other chapters within the History 306: The American Civil War Era course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Slavery in the Early United States
- The Pre-Civil War Sectional Crisis in the U.S.
- Influential American Civil War Writers
- Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America
- Southern Secession from the Union
- Politics, Industry & Economy in Civil War America
- American Civil War Battles in 1861
- American Civil War Battles in 1862
- American Civil War Battles in 1863
- American Civil War Battles in 1864
- American Civil War Battles in 1865
- Important Figures in the American Civil War
- Military Strategies in the American Civil War
- Life Following the American Civil War
- Reconstruction After the American Civil War
- Required Assignments for History 306
- Studying for History 306