Lecture Notes for AFAM

Lecture Notes for AFAM - Lecture Notes for AFAM 11/1/07...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Lecture Notes for AFAM 11/1/07 Abolitionist movement Draw a contrast to before South 1832 and After:- 1830s: abolitionist movement changed from this point on o pre 1830s definition of abolitionist- Referred to one who wanted to abolish slavery o Post 1832 definition of abolitionist: who doesnt 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- Didnt 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 Westward expansion in the 1840s- 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 didnt 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 werent 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 Polks view and says that Mexico should be punished....
View Full Document

Page1 / 14

Lecture Notes for AFAM - Lecture Notes for AFAM 11/1/07...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online