ABOLITION – Assignment November 8/9

I can discuss and evaluate the various efforts of abolitionists in the antebellum era.

How did the movement to end slavery begin?  What were some of the ideas and methods of the major abolitionists?  What was the impact of the abolition movement?  All good questions, right?   To get an overview of the abolition movement and to lead into our next class activity …

Check out The Abolitionist Movement from the History Channel and What obstacles did Abolitionists face? from Eric Foner and PBS. This should give you an idea of the basics of the movement.  In addition, your task is to check out the individual abolitionist that you have been assigned.  Why did that person oppose slavery?  What did they do in their opposition?  What was the impact?

As you do, consider the efforts of the people in the Abolition Movement.  They took a stand, often facing a great deal of opposition, violence, even death.  Would you do it?  Can we learn from their efforts?

Once you are done, use the ABC-CLIO research (usmstudent, historyrules)  list to find out about the abolitionist that you play in your next class.  Make sure you can explain who why you opposed slavery, what you did in the movement, and the impact of your actions.  You should also post your picture and a “catch phrase” on your section Abolitionist Bulletin Board – Abolition1 / Abolition2 / Abolition3

MONDAY IS A SWITCH DAY, SO POST IN WHICHEVER HISTORY/ENGLISH SECTION YOU WILL ATTEND!

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