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S: Abolition

FC: John Angeles & Chelsea Armstrong | Abolition

1: Sojourner Truth | Isabella Baumfree was a slave from New York and was freed because of New York law in 1827. She then moved to New York City and became a methodist and also a traveling preacher on the topic of abolition and changed her name to Sojourner Truth. Sojourner made many speeches across the country to make people more aware of abolition. She was also a big contribute to women's suffrage awareness.1

2: William Lloyd Garrison | William was a white abolitionist and believed in the rights of all people. He also believed the slavery was immoral and slave owners were evil. In pursuit of publicizing his beliefs he made many publications such as the Quaker Genius of Universal Emancipation and his most famous newspaper journal The Liberator. He was also apart of many abolitionist organizations and movements to fight for the rights of African Americans. 2

3: Frederick Douglass | Frederick Douglass was a freed slave so he had first hand experience when it came to slavery. After being freed he became determined to be apart of society by joining all kinds of groups including church and also attended abolitionist meetings. Frederick went to an abolitionist convention and listened to the influential speeches of William Lloyd Garrison and was even asked to speak. From then on Frederick Douglass became a prominent voice in anti-slavery and the abolition of slaves even traveling to parts of Europe. 3

4: The Civil War | Before Abraham Lincoln took office the southern states seceded to create their own Confederate States of America. Afterwards the Confederate States arranged an army and attacked in South Carolina. The new Union states raised an army to regain control of the borders. The war lasted from 1861 to 1865. 4

5: Cause & Effect | There had been much tension between the northern and southern states. During Abraham Lincoln's campaign he stated that he wanted to end slavery. This angered the southern states when he was elected and they decided to take action. Although there were other reason for the war, slavery was a major influence on all the other issues. Later Lincoln gave the Confederates the chance to rejoin the Union. 4

6: Emancipation Proclamation | \ | President Lincoln proposed to the Confederate States if they rejoined the Union that he would not issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Instead the Confederate States refused and so the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. It states that all of the slaves in the southern states were declared free and allowed African Americans to fight as soldiers against the Confederates. 5

7: Cause & Effect | Once the Civil War began President Lincoln gave the Confederate States the chance to join the Union. The confederates main influence in rebelling was Lincoln's belief in abolishing slavery. Being an abolitionist Lincoln wasn't afraid of making a bold statement. After the Proclamation was issued many slaves were freed, while some never new they were free until months later. The war continued. 5

8: The 13th Amendment | “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” 6 | The 14th Amendment | States that any person born in the United States is an American citizen and any person is protected under the law and is equal. 7 | The 15th Amendment | Gave the right to vote to any American citizen and shall not be denied the right regarding race or color particularly African Americans. 8

9: The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln | Initially John Wilkes Boothe planned to kidnap president Lincoln in exchange for some Confederate prisoners. After Robert E. Lee's surrender Lincoln made a speech in which he included his idea of allowing African Americans the right to vote. Boothe disagreed and plotted to assassinate the president instead. April 14, 1865 while attending a performance at Ford's theater Lincoln was shot in the head by Boothe making him the first president to ever be assassinated. 9

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