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1. Primary Sources Summary 1. “David Walker’s Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829)”.David Walker’s appeal questioned the declaration and statements that it contained. He states how he believes that everyone, including African Americans, should the same rights as the whites. The unfair treatment of African Americans was something Walker was very appalled of as he discussed the foundation of the United States being built on African Americans. He also mentioned how the enslaved people should have faith in God and how God will eventually punish the people who enslaved African Americans. 1. David Walker’s Appeal is anti-slavery. He discusses all throughout his summary how he believes that slaves have been deprived of their natural rights. He emphasized the importance of African American impact on american society and how they deserve the same rights of the whites. 1. “See your Declaration Americans!!! Do you understand your own language? Hear your language, proclaimed to the world, July 4th, 1776 —”We hold these truths to be self evident—that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!!” (Walker 1829). 2. “William Lloyd Garrison introduces The Liberator (1831)” Garrison discusses how slavery is a toxicity in the United States. He believed that slave owners were cold hearted and that the constitution contradicted itself. 1. William Lloyd Garrison was a anti-slavery abolitionist. He was once a colonialism supporter, but as time progressed he became a abolitionist. He wrote about the oppression slavery created for the African American community. 1. “Assenting to the “self-evident truth” maintained in the American Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population.” (Garrison 1831). 3. “Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)” This was a supreme court case that was conflicted between states rights vs. federal laws. The state of Pennsylvania passed a law in the 1780s that stated that African Americans could not be taken out of the free state of Pennsylvania for enslavement. But the fugitive slave act, which was a federal law, overruled pennsylvania’s law. 1. This case was pro-slavery based on the turnout of the case. It invoked the law that prevented slaves from being free in a free state. 1. “if the Constitution had not contained this clause, every non-slaveholding state in the Union would have been at liberty to have declared free all runaway slaves coming within its limits, and to have given them entire immunity and protection against the claims of their masters” ( Prigg v.

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