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Lecture Notes for AFAM

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Lecture Notes for AFAM 11/1/07 Abolitionist movement Draw a contrast to before South 1832 and After: - 1830’s: abolitionist movement changed from this point on o pre 1830’s definition of abolitionist- Referred to one who wanted to abolish slavery o Post 1832 definition of abolitionist: who doesn’t want to abolish slavery or fight master without having to compensate with the master they lectured/put down slave masters May convince the neutral minded people to go against slavery Masters were more set in their ways due to people putting them down After 1832: whites said that slavery is a blessing from God; slavery is a benefit for both races It should last forever. 1831: William Loyd Garrison (white man) - His efforts would have been impossible without the help of Black - African Americans protected the press (The Liberator) and protected his body and subscribed to the liberator Grimke Sisters of South Carolina (white women: daughters of slave masters) - They went North to talk about what they saw as abolitionist - Didn’t go South; was not safe for them - Frederick was beaten in Indiana (North) North was not that safe too Abraham Lincoln (white man) - He was not an abolitionist, but he was anti-slavery - Anti-slavery: people who continued to view of 1830 after 1832, then those are called anti-slavery - 1837: Illinois (North) Legislation condemns abolitionist w/ only 6 votes oppose (2 made it a big deal: Lincoln and Dan) Lectures for 11/6/07
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Westward expansion in the 1840’s - 1844 election: James Polk take land from Mexico, absorb Texas and Oregon (Before Oregon used to cover, Washington, small portion of Idaho and Montana, Most of current British Columbia) - The Wig nominee has concern: Henry Clay - Henry Clay was opposed to adding the state of Texas - They (Wigg) was against expanding a slave state - Liberty party nominee : James Birney supports abolishing slavery used to be a slave holder was convinced by the abolitionist - Enough people vote for Democrat (James Polk) in New York and he end up becoming the president - Polk was willing to compromise over Oregon but not over Texas because Polk didn’t want to add too much free territory - Polk said “54, 45 or 5 over Oregon” Alaska would connect - Texans said the boundary is the Real Grand; Mexicans said that the boundary is Nueces River - Polk put troops in Real Grand and Mexicans weren’t very happy and in the disputed territory, the Mexicans started the shooting - Polk said “American blood has been shed on American Soil” this is a - Polk declares the country goes to a War - US goes to War with Mexico on their land and wins the war - The US under Polk took Polk’s view and says that Mexico should be punished. o Some people said that Mexicans should loose their country as a punishment o Polk made a deal that he’s just going to take the Northern half of Texas o California, Arizona was part of New Mexico but was stolen by the o Northern half of Mexico (including Texas) people were searching for Gold, Silver, etc… o California, part of the US for 3 months, the Americans find Gold o Americans, and few Africans head for the West for Gold: 1844
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