Abolitionists & suffragists

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Abolitionists & suffragists

  1. 1. ABOLITIONISTS & SUFFRAGISTS USI.8d
  2. 2. I. Ter ms To Knowa) Abolish- to do away with somethingb) Abolitionist- a person who worked to end slaveryc) Emancipation- to free from slaveryd) Suffrage- the right to votee) Suffragist- a person who worked to help women gain the right to votef) Advocate- a person who speaks/writes in support of a certain cause
  3. 3. II. Abolitionist Beliefsa) Most abolitionists demanded the immediate freeing of allslavesb) Abolitionists believed slavery was morally wrongc) Slavery was cruel and inhumane (Inhumane- lackingkindness, humanity or compassion)d) Slavery was a violation of the principles of democracy
  4. 4. III. Har riet Tubman a) Born in 1820 into slavery. Both Parents were slaves b) Married John Tubman, a free African American. Fearing she would be sold South, she escaped to Canada c) After escaping, she made several return trips to Maryland to help about 300 other slaves escape on the Underground Railroad http://www.bio graphy.com/peo ple/harriet- tubman-9511430
  5. 5. IV. William Lloyd Gar risona) Born in 1805 in Massachusettsb) He started the Liberator, an anti-slaverynewspaper, when he was 25c) Worked for emancipation of allenslaved African Americans
  6. 6. V. Frederick Douglass a) Born in 1818, white father, African American slave mother b) Escaped slavery in 1838 c) Started the North Star (abolitionist paper) in 1847 d) Worked for the right to vote for African Americans and women http://www.biography .com/people/frederick -douglass-9278324
  7. 7. VI. Suffragistsa) Believed that “all men and women are created equal”b) Believed that women were deprived of certain basic rights: i. The right to vote ii. Educational opportunities iii. Equal opportunities in business iv. Limited in the right to own property
  8. 8. VII. Isabella (Sojour ner) Tr uth a) Born into slavery around 1797, escaped to freedom in 1826 b) Nationally known advocate for equality and justicehttp://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284
  9. 9. VIII. Susan B. Anthony a) Born in Massachusetts in 1820 b) Wanted voting rights for women and equal rights for all http://www.biography.co m/people/susan-b- anthony-194905
  10. 10. IX. Elizabeth Cady Stanton a) Born in 1815 in New York b) Leader of women’s right movement and advocate of abolition c) Leader of the Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848http://www.biography.com/people/elizabeth-cady-stanton-9492182

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