Analyze the causes of growing opposition to slavery in the United States from 1776 to 1852. In your response, consider both underlying forces and specific events that contributed to the growing opposition. Document Description Does this document support your argument (answer)? Include the reason it supports your argument. HIPPO - Choose ONE element of HIPPO to apply to the documents. Document A No source. A map showing early abolition of slavery in the free states(the north). It represents it by state constitution(pretty much immediate) and by state law which was gradual emancipation. Yes, the graph or map shows that slavery was being abolished, slowly but also right away in some areas. Purpose - to represent how the north was in favor of abolishing slavery. This map just shows how legislature and the law can affect things differently among society.
Document B Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Nathaniel Jennison, 1783, a decision upholding the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. As to the doctrine of slavery and the right of Christians to hold Africans in perpetual servitude, and sell and treat them as we do our horses and cattle, that (it is true) has been [formerly] countenanced by the . . . laws . . . but . . . a different idea has taken place with the people of America, more favorable to the natural rights of mankind, and to that natural, innate desire of Liberty, with which Heaven (without regard to color, complexion, or shape of noses) . . . has inspired all the human race. And upon this ground our . . . Government, by which the people of this Commonwealth have solemnly bound themselves, sets out with declaring that all men are born free and equal—and that every subject is entitled to liberty, and to have it guarded by the laws, as well as life and property— and in short is totally repugnant to the idea of being born slaves. This document discusses slavery changing over time to people viewing it as a bad thing because of the equality that each human should possess. Yes, it creates the argument that it doesn’t matter what you look like, you’re human Point of View - The author discusses man all being equal which implies that they are fighting to abolish slavery.
Document C Source: Benjamin Rush, a prominent White Philadelphia physician and reformer, letter of introduction for the Reverend Mr. Gloucester to Samuel Bayard, a resident of Princeton, New Jersey, 1810. The bearer of this letter, the Reverend Mr. Gloucester, an [African American] ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church, visits your town in order to obtain pecuniary aid to enable him to purchase the freedom of his wife and children, for which the extravagant sum of 1,500 dollars has been demanded by their master and mistress.