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Ch 3: The Abolitionist Movement in America

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In this chapter, short lessons are used to give you a solid understanding of the abolitionist movement and how it contributed to the Civil War. Quizzes throughout the chapter will help you test your comprehension of each lesson.

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

Lesson Objective
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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Abolitionist Movement in America
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American Anti-Slavery Society: History & Activities

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.

The Religious Roots of the Abolitionist Movement

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.

The Liberator Newspaper and William Lloyd Garrison

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.

The Impacts of Anti-Slavery Petitions to Congress

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.

What Was the Underground Railroad? - History, Facts & Route

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.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

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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