Abolitionist Movement And Its Effect On United States Essay

1855 Words Sep 27th, 2016 8 Pages
In my research paper I will be talking about abolitionist movement and its effect on united states. Before I talk more about abolitionist movement, I will explain what abolitionist movement was about. The Abolitionist movement which was known as the antislavery movement made attempts from 1830s and 1870s in the South. The antebellum American antislavery movement began in the 1820s and was sustained over 4 decades by organizations, publications. The goals of this Abolitionist movement were to free slaves and end racial segregation and discrimination .Treating everyone equal and equal right for men and women was the major reason for this movement.

While I was doing my research about abolition movement, I came across an article online which was eye opening. The author state, “n 1857 Dred Scott sued for his freedom, his wife and two daughters and was unsuccessful in doing so. This case was known as the Dred Scott Decision. Dred Scott based his case on the fact that even though he was a slave, he lived with his master whose name was Dr. John Emerson in a state where slavery was illegal, so if it was illegal in the state he was living in with his master then he should be free. The courts did not see it that way and voted 7-2 against him”

“David Walker was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1785. He was born to a slave father and a free mother. Because of the laws regarding slavery, a slave’s status depended upon his mother status. Since his mother was free, Walker was…

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