By Reyna Eisenstark
From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity offers a finished heritage of the abolitionist circulate. starting with a historic clarification of the African slave alternate and its function in American historical past, Abolitionism explores each very important individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South toward the Civil battle. This e-book additionally contains colourful sidebars that includes fundamental source records just like the Gettysburg deal with and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Extra resources for Abolitionism (Key Concepts in American History)
Though a slaveholder himself, Henry Clay supported gradualism, or the slow but steady abolition of slavery. Clay knew, however, that the South would never agree to end slavery in Missouri, even if it was gradual. He felt that both sides should have to give up something or a decision would never be reached. Therefore, Clay proposed what became known as the Missouri Compromise. He recommended that Maine not be admitted to the Union as a free state unless Missouri was admitted as a slave state at the same time.
The Fugi- tive Slave Law was considered the most controversial of the bills. It was created because one of the ﬁve bills admitted California to the Union as a free state. Kentucky senator Henry Clay, author of the Compromise of 1850, felt that in order for Southerners in Congress to approve another free state in the Union, they needed a F– G 38 ✪ Fugitive Slave Law (1850) bill that strengthened slavery in the South. The new Fugitive Slave Law reinforced the first Fugitive Slave Law that Congress had passed in 1793 and which had only been loosely enforced in the North.
FREEDOM FOR ALL Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was considered the beginning of the end of slavery for a number of reasons. One reason was Fugitive Slave Law (1850) that, as president, Lincoln had no constitutional right to end the institution of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was actually a war action issued by Lincoln, who as president was also commander in chief. S. Constitution. S. Constitution that would abolish slavery. The following month, it was presented to Congress, where it easily passed in the Senate but did not get the required two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives.