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Reform Movement

TermDefinition
suffrage the fight by some women in the 1800's to be given the right to vote
abolitionists name given to those who wrote and spoke against slavery
Harriet Tubman a former slave who was a conductor on the Underground Railroad
Sojourner Truth a former slave who spoke out against slavery. Gave the speech "Ain't I a Woman?" in support of women's rights.
Fredrick Douglass a former slave who became famous for his writings and speeches against slavery
William Lloyd Garrison a white northerner who founded the American Anti-Slavery Society
Underground Railroad not a railroad and not underground. Helped slaves escape to fee lands like the free states North and Canada or South to Mexico, Florida, or the Caribbean
Uncle Tom's Cabin Book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that told the cruelty of slavery. Helped turn more people in the North against slavery.
Dred Scott Decision Court ruling that said enslaved people were property and had no rights, even if they lived in a slave-free state.
Why was slavery so important in the south? Southern farmers wanted to produce more cotton and wanted slaves to do the work.
Who printed antislavery newspapers and spoke against slavery? abolitionists Ex: William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass
sectionalism loyalty to one part of the country Ex: North, South, and West
Union another name for the northern states that remained part of the United States
civil war a war between 2 groups or regions within one nation
fugitive a person who is running away from the law
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Helped organize a women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Believed in equality for all Americans.
What were the goals of the women's movement of the mid-1800's? the right to vote, equality in education and business, the right to own property
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