The Lane Rebels - 1834

By Emily Moore

The Importance of The Lane Rebels

  • The Lane Rebels supported The Anti-Slavery Cause, which was brought to attention after the Lane Debates
  • The majority of the United States (in 1834) thought that what the Lane Rebels were proposing was ridiculous because it went against the "social norm" of the time
  • The Lane Rebels were making an advance to racial equality, which is important today because we still have this problem

Key Leaders and People of 1834

  • Lyman Beecher
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Theodore Weld
  • Andrew Jackson

Important Events around 1834


  • John Quincy Adams - President of USA during 1825 to 1829
  • Andrew Jackson - President of USA during 1829 to 1837
  • Martin Van Buren - President of USA during 1837 to 1841

  • Lane Theological Seminary founded - 1829
  • American Anti Slavery Society established - 1833
  • The first railroad tunnel was completed in Pennsylvania - March 18, 1834
  • Congress creates "Indian Territory", which is now modern day Oklahoma - June 30, 1834
  • The Lane Debates - 1834

Interesting Facts

  • There is a movie called "Sons & Daughters of Thunder" (2015) which is about The Lane Rebels
  • There is a "Ohio Historical Marker" near the location of the Lane Seminary Debates
  • Lyman Beecher (father of Harriet Beecher Stowe) was a pastor and became the first "President" of the Lane Theological Seminary
  • Lyman Beecher and his family lived in the present day "Beecher House"