LEARNING INTENTIONS
• Describe arguments given in favour of the slave trade
continuing
• Describe ways that anti-abolition...
Although some people in Britain opposed slavery, many other
people wanted to see it continue. They believe it benefitted t...
Many people in Britain
supported the slave trade.
This included merchants and
politicians in cities which
relied on money ...
Just like the abolition
movement, those in favour
of slavery had their own
arguments.
These arguments centred
around money...
Economic arguments
Pro-slavery campaigners said
that slavery had helped make
a lot of money for Britain.
Abolishing it wou...
They also argued that
without slavery the sugar
trade would
collapse, meaning no sugar.
They pointed that thousands
of Bri...
Military arguments
Britain had a strong military
because of the money slavery
made and the expertise it gave
in shipbuildi...
Moral arguments
Anti-abolitionists also
argued that Africans were
inferior, meaning slavery
was justified in God’s eyes.

...
Those in favour of slavery
campaigned in similar ways
to the abolition movement.

They set up organisations to
oppose the ...
Groups were set up in Africa
and the Caribbean to argue
for the continuation of
slavery.
They sent letters to
newspapers a...
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2. anti abolitionists

  1. 1. LEARNING INTENTIONS • Describe arguments given in favour of the slave trade continuing • Describe ways that anti-abolitionists campaigned for slavery
  2. 2. Although some people in Britain opposed slavery, many other people wanted to see it continue. They believe it benefitted the country and so should not be abolished.
  3. 3. Many people in Britain supported the slave trade. This included merchants and politicians in cities which relied on money raised. It also included the King, British government and the Anglican Church.
  4. 4. Just like the abolition movement, those in favour of slavery had their own arguments. These arguments centred around money and also the power anti-abolitionists felt that slavery gave Britain.
  5. 5. Economic arguments Pro-slavery campaigners said that slavery had helped make a lot of money for Britain. Abolishing it would lose this. They also pointed out that Britain received a lot of tax money from the trade.
  6. 6. They also argued that without slavery the sugar trade would collapse, meaning no sugar. They pointed that thousands of Britons had jobs which depended on slavery and they would be unemployed without it.
  7. 7. Military arguments Britain had a strong military because of the money slavery made and the expertise it gave in shipbuilding. Britain also needed slave money to fund the wars with France (from 1792).
  8. 8. Moral arguments Anti-abolitionists also argued that Africans were inferior, meaning slavery was justified in God’s eyes. They also claimed that slaves were happier living as Christians and were well treated.
  9. 9. Those in favour of slavery campaigned in similar ways to the abolition movement. They set up organisations to oppose the end of slavery. They also sent petitions to parliament and gained support from MPs (sometimes through bribes).
  10. 10. Groups were set up in Africa and the Caribbean to argue for the continuation of slavery. They sent letters to newspapers and also suggested that British workers would be poorer and the country less safe without slavery.
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