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Abolitionist A person who favors the abolition of a practice such as slavery.
nonviolence The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.
Slave Pen A pen in which slaves were held in.
religion The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
emancipation freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child.
petition A formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.
gag rule
bleeding Kansas a series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of Missouri between 1854 and 1861.
free states vs slave states a slave state was a U.S. state in which slavery was legal, whereas a free state was one in which slavery was either prohibited from its entry into the Union or eliminated over time
personal liberty act laws passed by several U.S. states in the North to counter the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850.
fugitive slave act laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory
dred scott decision a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.
Angelina grimke American abolitionist and suffragist, aunt of the poet
Frederick douglass United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North
William Lloyd Garrison United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal
The Liberator an abolitionist newspaper founded by William Lloyd Garrison in 1831.
John Brown abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
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