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Slavery Voc.

TermDefinition
Task System Slaves were given multiple things to do (like chores) and if finished early the slaves could have time to themselves.
Gang System Slaves were pushed to the max by working all day at a constant pace with barely any freedom.
American Colonization Society This was the effort to send African Americans back to Africa due to the lack of confidence that free blacks could survive on their own in a white society.
Underground Railroad This was when many people tried to help slaves escape from their masters by hiding them in secret places of homes, buildings, etc. so that they could escape to the North to gain their freedom.
Radical Abolitionist People who wanted an immediate change to slavery and may would use violence to get the job done.
Moderate Abolitionist People who wanted an end to slavery but would take it one step at a time.
Dred Scott Case This court case dealt with a slave who spent time in a free state with his master. He argued that this time allowed him to be emancipated.
Gag Rule It prevented Congress from discussing the idea of slavery for a certain period of time.
Harriet Beecher Stowe She wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin and was an abolitionist during slavery times.
John Brown He was a white abolitionist who wanted slavery to end immediately. He would lead raids on people who were for slavery.
Sojourner Truth She was a former slave who, once she gained her freedom, gave many speeches about the wrongs of slavery.
Frederick Douglass He was a former slave and became an advisor to some presidents such as Abraham Lincoln. He is considered to be a Moderate Abolitionist.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Written by Harriet Beecher Stow; opened people’s eyes to the harshness of slavery to those who hadn’t experienced it
Gradual Emancipation This was the concept that all slaves should be considered to be free once they reached a certain age.
Immediate Emancipation This was mainly dealing with Abolitionism because it was trying to end slavery altogether.
This was important because it allowed slaves to be able to recuperate rather than being pushed to their physical limits. What was the significance of the Task System?
The significance of this was that it was more efficient but it could lead to more deaths of slaves due to the harsh labor conditions. What was the significance of the Gang System?
This was important because the Republic of Liberia was created. What was the significance of the American Colonization Society?
The significance of the Underground Railroad is that it allowed men and women of multiple races to work together for a common cause, realizing that equality is necessary. What was the significance of the Underground Railroad?
John Brown was one of these. What was the significance of Radical Abolitionists?
Frederick Douglass was an example of this type of abolitionist.Frederick Douglass was an example of this type of abolitionist.Frederick Douglass was an example of this type of abolitionist. What was the significance of Moderate Abolitionists?
It was a major time in history when an African American was called property rather than a human face to face What was the significance of the Dred Scott Case?
There were many petitions to end slavery but they could not do anything about it due to this. What was the significance of Gag Rule?
She awakened the people of the North to the harshness of slavery and brought out their humanly side. What was the significance of Harriet Beecher Stowe?
His ways became acceptable in society, meaning that more violent acts would take place to end slavery. What was the significance of John Brown?
Because she had experienced slavery firsthand, more people listened to her about the cruelty of slavery. This led to more movements towards abolishing slavery. What was the significance of Sojourner Truth?
His voice would help encourage the Civil War. What was the significance of Frederick Douglass?
It is the bestselling book of its time and very controversial during this time. What was the significance of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
The significance of this was that people began to see that this was not as effective leading to movements to end slavery more promptly. What was the significance of gradual emancipation?
The significance of it was that the Emancipation Proclamation came from immediate emancipation. What was the significance of immediate emancipation?
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