important events from the abolitionist movement?
What were the most
important events from the abolitionist movement
- xo379Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
--1789: U.S. Constitution ratified with clause equating slaves to 3/5ths of a white citizen and provision that slave trade would end within 20 years.
--1793: Eli Whitney’s invention of cotton gin sets stage for expansion of slavery in American South as short-staple cotton becomes economical product.
--1817: The American Colonization Society is founded, espousing the return of African Americans to Africa.
--1819: U.S. law equates slave trading with piracy, punishable by death.
--1827: Jim Pembroke, a slave in Maryland, escapes and begins making his way northward, where he will rename himself James W.C. Pennington and rise to prominence within the African-American abolition movement.
--1829: David Walker, a free African-American, publishes Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, a radical pamphlet attacking slavery and the colonization movement. The Appeal invokes the rhetoric and spirit of the American Revolution, demanding: "See your Declaration, Americans!!! Do you understand your own language?"
--1830: The first annual Convention of the People of Colour assembles in Philadelphia to organize African-American opposition to slavery and to discrimination in the free states
--1831: January 1: William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator.
August 22: In Southhampton County, Virginia, Nathaniel Turner leads a small slave uprising that quickly spreads to neighboring plantations and within a few days kills some 60 whites before local militia contain the revolt. In reprisal, scores of slaves are interrogated, tortured, and killed by panicked slaveholders. Turner himself eludes captures for a few months, but is eventually jailed and executed.Source(s): etc. -- http://amistad.mysticseaport.org/timeline/united.s...
- 1 decade ago
Abolition of slavery in D.C.
John Brown's Raid
Passage of 13th Amendment