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The Reform Movement

Another name for the United States Union
Loyalty to one part of the country sectionalism
a war between 2 groups or regions within one nation Civil War
a person who is running away from the law fugitive
helped to organize a women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY Believed in equality for all Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton
What were the goals of the women's movement of the mid-1800's? the right to vote, equality in education and in business, the right to own property
name given to those who wrote and spoke against slavery abolitionists
the fight by some women in the 1800's to be given the right to vote suffrage
A former slave who spoke out against slavery. Gave the speech "Ain't I a Woman?" in support of women's rights Soujourner Truth
A former slave who was a conductor on the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman
A white Northerner who founded the American Anti-Slavery Society A former slave who became famous for his writings and speeches against slavery.
A law that required all Americans to turn in people who had escaped slavery Fugitive Slave Law
NOT a railroad and NOT underground; Helped slaves escape to free lands like the free states North and Canada or South to Mexico, Florida, or the Caribbean Underground Railroad
Court ruling that said enslaved people were property and had not rights, even if they lived in a slave-free state Dred Scott Decision
Book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that told the cruelty of slavery. Helped turn more people in the North against slavery Uncle Tom's Cabin
Why was slavery so important to many in the South? southern farmers wanted to produce more cotton and wanted slaves to do the work
was NOT a former slave; worked for the immediate emancipation of all enslaved African Americans William Lloyd Garrison
Wrote the North Star newspaper; worked for rights for African Americans and women to better their lives Frederick Douglas
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