By Reyna Eisenstark
From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity presents a finished background of the abolitionist flow. starting with a ancient rationalization of the African slave exchange and its position in American heritage, Abolitionism explores each vital individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South in the direction of the Civil warfare. This e-book additionally comprises colourful sidebars that includes fundamental source files just like the Gettysburg deal with and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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After the Mexican-American War (1846–1848), the United States acquired a huge territory from Mexico. Once again, Congress resorted to compromise when faced with the issue of whether or not to allow slavery into the new territories. One such compromise of signiﬁcance was the Compromise of 1850, which admitted California as a free state and allowed the settlers of New Mexico to decide whether or not to allow slavery in the territory. This type of decision-making process is known as popular sovereignty.
Douglass died in 1895 at the age of 77. See also: Emancipation Proclamation; Garrison, William Lloyd; Immediatism; The North Star; Slave Narratives; The Liberator; Underground Railroad. FURTHERREADING Burchard, Peter. Frederick Douglass: For the Great Family of Man. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007. Douglass, Frederick. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005. S. Supreme Court declaring that all African Americans, enslaved or free, were not and could never become citizens of the United States.
S. Constitution that would abolish slavery. The following month, it was presented to Congress, where it easily passed in the Senate but did not get the required two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives. President Lincoln soon took an active role in encouraging the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. ” Lincoln won the 1864 election, which was held during the war and without the participation of the 11 states that had seceded from the Union. During a speech at the last session of Congress in December 1864, Lincoln urged all the members to vote for the Thirteenth Amendment.
Abolitionism (Key Concepts in American History) by Reyna Eisenstark