William Lloyd Garrison

By Owen Williams

William Lloyd Garrison

My country is my world my countrymen my mankind”-William Lloyd Garrison. This is an essay about a great man that was a major factor for the north in the Civil War of the United States of America. He wrote the abolitionist paper The Liberator he also joined many civil war societies. Garrison is a genius that followed his beliefs no matter what the circumstances. He was a kind person and wanted to help as many people as possible. I hope you enjoy this essay about his beliefs, life and accomplishments.

His Early Life

William Lloyd Garrison's father was a merchant sailor. "He was born on December 10, 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts". In 1808 their father deserted three kids with their mother they barely managed living without their father. At one point it got so bad that vwilliam had to move in with a deacon. "In 1814 he reunited with his mother".
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William's Abolitionist Movement

"He was apprenticed by a shoe marker ,cabinet maker and finally in 1826 borrowed money to buy part of the newbury free press". "He finished apprenticeship in 1826". In the first copy of his anti-slavery newspaper called The Liberator he stated "I do not think, speak, or write with moderation... I am in earnest-- I will not equivocate-- I will not excuse-- I will not retreat a single inch... AND I WILL BE HEARD. That motivated many people. "In 1832 he helped form the New England anti-slavery society.

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What William Lloyd Garrison Did

"When he was 25 Garrison joined the Abolitionist movement. "By 1830 garrison had rejected the programs of the American Colonization Society ". And the following year he joined the American Anti-slavery Society". He believed many things that no one else agreed with like women being able to join the anti-slavery societies and not joining political parties. " At the end of the civil war he published the last copy of The Liberator". "He died on May 24, 1879 in New York, New York.


William was a great man that was heard across America. He believed that everyone in the world should be treated equal. He was a journalist crusader that he was treated with the respect that he deserved . He was a genius that helped the civil war go to to the north. I hope you learned about his great and interesting life as a civil war crusader.


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