In what ways did the early nineteenth century reform movements for abolition and womens rights illustrate both the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the early American republic
In the period 1815 to 1860 improvements in transportation and increased inter-regional trade should have united Americans but instead produced sectional division and finally disunion. Discuss with reference to the impact of improved transportation and increased inter-regional trade on the Northeast (New England and Middle Atlantic states) the South and the West.
Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national unity between 1800 and 1850
Analyze the ways in which supporters of slavery in the nineteenth century used legal religious and economic arguments to defend the institution of slavery.
Assess the moral arguments and political actions of those opposed to the spread of slavery in the context of TWO of the following Missouri Compromise Mexican War
Compromise of 1850 Kansas Nebraska Act
2 No Compromise with Sin The Radicalization of American Anti-Slavery 3 I. Brief History American Anti-Slavery
No prob. majority history
18th 1) Enlightenment (although also legitimated)
2) 1st GA (equality before God)
By 1810 Dying out N
4 II. William Lloyd Garrison
1805 Newbury MA
Come-outer Baptist mother father alcoholic
Printers apprentice journalist
1820s Demon Rum
1828 Ben Lundy (The Genius of Universal Emancipation) colonization
Millennialism purer Chy
John Noyes (founder Oneida commune) perfectionism sinfulness slavery universal emancipation
5 III. Radical Abolition A House on Fire
1 Jan. 1831 Liberator I am in earnestI will not retreat an inchand I will be heard.
1) Sin lie of racial inequality
2) Crime anti-AR
Strategy of conversion revivalism
No compromise w/sin
1833 Am Anti-Slavery Society propaganda violence political suppression
Attack on Free Soilers in Lawrence John Browns Northern Army without bloodshed there is no remission of sin guerilla warfare
21 B. Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Taney Court invalidates Missouri Compromise (Congress cannot ban slavery anywhere in nation) and possibly pop. sovty
Lecompton Constitution (1857) proslavery rejected by 10000 votes Pres. Buchannan (D) tries to push through Congress blatant Slave Power
Douglas Freeport Doctrine (1858) territories could still ban alienates southern Democrats slavery would only be protected in separate nation
22 VI. John Brown at Harpers Ferry
Brown directly appointed by God to end slavery
Trigger Brooks beats Sumner Southerners only understand masculine violence
Plan slave insurrection mountains VA free state staging ground
4000 to found Provisional Army of US 20 men
Oct. 16 1859 attacks US arsenal at Harpers Ferry VA for guns
Col. Robert E. Lee crush and take to jail
Browns letter to Gov. refusing to concede warns slavery question would be resolved published in papers terrifies rush through trial
Dec. 2 1859 hanged in presence 1500 nervous VA soldiers
South convinced real armies of terrorists waiting at border (Browns invasion)
VA paper labels Brown raid most terrible act disunifying nation
Despite Browns prophecy war not fought to abolish slavery (at least not at start)
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