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Monica GabaldonHIST 101American History to 1877Dr. Jon MikolashekHistory of Slavery
Slavery was an ongoing issue before and after “The Emancipation Proclamation” was signed by Abraham Lincoln.Introduction
In 1884, individuals in wanted to end slavery. In Pennsylvania, thirty-nine individuals signed a petition asking Congress to end slavery in the United States. In the petition, presented to the First Session of the 28thCongress, they also requested that any slave holding states not be allow into the American union.Attributed: National ArchivesPetition from Pennsylvanians to Reject Slavery1844
Since the 1830s, ending slavery was a topic of discussion in the United States. After 1850, individuals were afraid of slavery’s expansion into the territories so they started to favor abolition. This is another petition to Congress but from the state of New York with hundreds of thousands of signatures to end slavery. As the subject of ending slavery became popular, the southern slaveholders became outspoken. This shows that not only did slave wanted to Attributed: National ArchivesAbolitionists Petition Congress3/25/1851