William lloyd Garrison

By CAleb Holt - 6th period


William Lloyd Garrison was major contributor to the fight of African American rights. With his newspaper the Liberator he was able to sway peoples beliefs to fight for equality. He believed that without God the government was weak and corrupt and because of this ideal he fought against the normal system of government. To make his point he created a newspaper to fight slavery, also he was a part of many anti-slavery groups and even president in a few.
The Cato Home Study Course, Vol. 9 Part 2: William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator
Photostory on William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrsion and Civil Disobedience

William Lloyd Garrison has many connections to the writing of Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience. It connects to each other by how it sees the government. In Civil Disobedience it says " All men recognize the right of revolution;that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when it's tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable". One of the many things Garrison believed was that the government was corrupt and overstepped its boundaries when it came to peoples rights. He thought that the government was hurting its citizens more than helping them. He believed this so much that he went to the lengths of burning a copy of the Constitution. Garrison said that citizens all over should rebel from the government create a "Better" and "Stronger" one.