Antislavery Movement In The 1800s

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There were two principal antislavery movements in the United States before 1833. One centered in the North and the Chesapeake among free African Americans and white Abloished, and the other that existed in the South among slaves. These movements were fueled by evangelical Christianity and shared roots in the age of the revolution. The antislavery movements in the North offered a nonviolent way to end slavery, but in the South, abolitionists like Tuner, and Gabriel had to use violence to fight slavery. From 1831, through the civil war the movement to abolish slavery flourished. In the 1840’s abolitionist changed their tactics to deal with the increase racism and violence. They began to notice that the old tactics of peace were not going to work …show more content…
With Lincolns election came the secession of the southern states, which black leaders welcomed, Douglas urged them to leave, and believed there was men ready to destroy slavery. Lincoln attempted to calm the white southerners by stating that he will not tamper with slavery in states where it is already legal. But the southern states did not believe him and relied too much on slavery. April 12, 1861 the Civil War begun.
During the war, Lincoln’s goal was to preserve the Union. Many African Americans realized that the fate of the Union was tied to the issue of slavery and the future of slavery. When the war began slaves begun to liberate themselves but Union leaders had no policy of dealing with them. The Union military commanders showed more concern for the Confederate slave owners. On August 6, 1861, Congress passed the First Confiscation Act, which allowed federal forces to seize the property that belonged to Confederates used in war efforts. Following this act, General Fremont freed all the slaves belonging to Confederates in Missouri, President Lincoln was not happy with that
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The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed the rights of citizenship, and that no state could deprive a person of life, liberty, or property without a court process of law. But segregation was stronger than ever, and the Supreme Court believed racial segregation in public places did not infringe on the right to equal protection of the law. The Fifteenth Amendment stated that race could not be used to deprive a man of the right to vote. But, southern states found ways to keep black men for

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