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A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)

Abolitionists

A Nation Divided<BR>(1840-1861)
A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)


Abolitionists
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.95

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    anti-slave, rallying, abolish, membership, helping, founded, assault, radical, plight, political, universal, moderate, reading, killing, raid, constitution
     content words:    American Anti-Slavery Society, William Lloyd Garrison, United States, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Josiah Henson, Uncle Tom, Frederick Douglass, Anti-Slavery Society, When Kansas, Bloody Kansas


Abolitionists
By Mary L. Bushong
  

1     What does it mean to abolish something? It means to get rid of it, stamp it out, or destroy it. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a movement began among people from all walks of life. They were the Abolitionists, and they wanted to get rid of slavery.
 
2     One of the first groups of people to become vocal about the plight of slaves and the need to abolish slavery was the Quakers. Many were already involved in helping every slave who asked. They would provide food, shelter, and education, teaching them skills like reading and writing.
 
3     Since slavery had been common until the 19th century, many people did not have any real idea what the life of a slave was like. In 1833, the American Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Philadelphia. The group was led by William Lloyd Garrison. They pledged to abolish slavery in the United States, believing that it was against natural law.

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