William Wilberforce: Outlawing The Slave Trade

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William Wilberforce was born in England on August 24th, 1759. He was born in a house on the High Street of Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire and died on July 29th, 1833 at the age of seventy-three. But between these years, he lived a highly influential life – insofar as he determinedly pursued altruistic ends. In particular, he is remembered for his active participation in outlawing the slave trade. In 1789, he spoke in the House of Commons, whereby he contended that slavery was an injustice and was contrary to principles of human dignity and decency. Moreover, he conducted a famous campaign in support of the Slavery Abolition Act. But his success can also be attributed in part to John Newton, William Pitt, John Horton, Henry Thornton, Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More, and others. They helped William Wilberforce tremendously in his endeavors. As a consequence of his passion, his connections to other great men, and his valuing the lives of all humans, William Wilberforce is still remembered as an esteemed politician and humanitarian. When William was a child, he was a small, sickly and delicate, with poor eyesight and a weak constitution. He went to Hull Grammar School, where he met a boy by the name of …show more content…
Also, he lived a highly instrumental life because he changed the society to be better. He got through Slave Act,’ and ‘Slavery Abolition Act.’ He stopped to do deportation which the black slaves were transported from Africa. Furthermore, Wilberforce worked on a political campaign as “anti-slavery,” so that he could change the society. However, to satisfy his plans, he needed some people who could helping him. Clapham Colleagues, Granville Sharp, John Thornton, Henry Thornton, Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More, John Newton and others supported him to assist the alteration in political and society. William Wilberforce had finally achieved success and many people can remember him until

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