st. 12 american history project

founding of pennsylvania abolition society

in Germantown as early as 1688 four German Quakers protested slavery in such a way it condemned "traffic of men-body". abolitionism was a full scale movement in a big way in Pennsylvania around the 1770's. activists such as Anthony benezet, and john woolman led the charge, convincing many slave owners to pressure to emancipate they're slaves on many different grounds.

rise of religious movements to counter slavery

throughout the 1780s and 1790s, the rev. john newton, a London vicar, preached fiery sermons against the horrors of slave trade and his own participation in it. in 1824, an English Quaker, Elizabeth coltman heyrich, the first of many devout women to defy the conservative male leadership, published a bold tract titled immediate, not gradual abolition.

importance of the northwest ordanance of 1787

the northwest ordinance of 1787 banned slavery in the territories of the northwest. ensuring these would be free states when they entered the union. this meant that there would be no situation in which for example the ohio region could b a colony of Virginia.

rise of the underground railroad

one of the most outstanding perhaps "conductor" of the underground railroad was harriet tubman. during the 1850s, tubman made 19 separate trips into slave territory. she was very serious about her mission so much so that any slave to have second thoughts she threatened to shoot with her pistol she carried on her hip. by the end of the decade she was responsible for about 300 freed slaves