By Reyna Eisenstark
From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity offers a complete historical past of the abolitionist move. starting with a historic clarification of the African slave exchange and its function in American historical past, Abolitionism explores each vital individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South toward the Civil warfare. This booklet additionally comprises 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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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. S. Senate. The Missouri Compromise also drew an imaginary line at the 36°30¢ parallel north; all territory north of this line would be free, and all territory below the line would allow slavery.
Over the next 10 years, Americans would become even more divided over the issue of slavery. This would ultimately result in the Civil War (1861–1865). See also: Clay, Henry; Fugitive Slave Law; Missouri Compromise; Taylor, Zachary; Webster, Daniel. FURTHERREADING Hamilton, Holman. Prologue to Conflict: The Crisis and Compromise of 1850. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005. S. government, consisting of two houses—the Senate and the House of Representatives—whose members are elected. Each member of the House of Representatives represents a district in his or her state.
Constitution, calling it a proslavery document. He felt that abolitionism was a moral issue and did not think it appropriate to use politics to achieve it. Garrison was also a paciﬁst, who believed that the end of slavery should only be achieved peacefully. Douglass, however, did not believe that the Constitution was a proslavery document, but thought it could be used to help end slavery. Douglass also did not support the idea of breaking up the Union because it would not help the slaves in the South.