Abolitionism Essay Topics

The Three-Fifths Compromise

In 1787 fifty-five delegates held a constitutional convention to discuss the rights of the states.  During this convention the Three-Fifths compromise was reached; which was a compromise of the New Jersey and Virginia plans.  This compromise attempted to resolve the differences between the Northern and Southern states concerning their government. In this essay I will… View Article

Abolitionist Movement

In the mid 1800’s, the Abolitionist Movement was undertaken to promote the freedom of slaves. One of the men who wanted to abolish slavery was Frederick Douglass. He used non-violent means by writing a newspaper called The North Star. Other men like John Brown supported the abolitionist by using violence and rebellion to attack Harpers… View Article

Antebellum Period

During the time period between 1825-1850, known as the Antebellum Period, the series of reform movements that emerged sought to democratic ideals of equality, liberty, the right to vote, and a more centralized government. The Second Great Awakening, one of many religious reforms, expanded equality through the belief that everyone could attain salvation through hard… View Article

Study Guide

1. Who were the transcendentalists? What was their philosophy? How did they express it in literature? 2. How did the transcendentalists attempt to apply their beliefs to the problems of everyday life at Brook Farm? What was the result? 3. What other utopian schemes were put forth during this period? How did these utopian societies… View Article

SAT Practice

There are various definitions for what someone must do in order to be considered a hero. The classic definitions normally involve individuals who have fought in a war or have put themselves in physical danger. In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen portrays this by putting herself in known danger. However, the definition should also include… View Article

The Reform Movement

1: Temperance: moderation of self, restraint in action, statement and self-control or PROHIBITION. Americans were worried about the effects of alcohol. 1st. This movement first urged people to stop drinking hard liquor and limit drinking beer and wine to small amounts. Later the movement wanted to ban the sale of alcohol-banning became a major goal,… View Article

The Sam Sharpe Rebellion

Causes of the Rebellion There are several reasons for the 1831 revolt in Jamaica. One of the main reasons given for the revolt was that the enslaved was led to believe that emancipation was being withheld. In Jamaica reports spread among the slaves that their “free paper” had come from England but their masters were… View Article

The Great Grimke Sisters

I am truly a fan of these sisters ( Angelina Grimke and Sarah Grimke ).They were amazing women and completed many tasks despite what others were doing to stop them.They conquered many problems and evils in their time.So here is their story.ENJOY!!!!!!! Angelina Grimke and her sister Sarah Grimke were legends in their own lifetimes…. View Article

Sarah and Angelina Grimke

Sarah and Angelina Grimke were the first Southern women to become influential abolitionist, which spoke on the end of slavery; as well as social and political equality for freedmen and women as well. The Grimke sisters stretched the boundary of women’s public role, by giving speeches to audiences with men and women, and by speaking… View Article

Frederick Douglass Paper

For this year’s I.P., I picked Frederick Douglass to be my topic. The reason I picked him was because he was a great man and a well known abolitionist figure. He dedicated his life to opposing slavery. I have always admired Douglass since my first grade teacher told my class about him. Once I researched… View Article

Slavery DBQ

In the years of 1830-1860, many northern americans came to see slavery as an evil, while many southerners defended the institution as a positive good. Why did the North and South come to such different views of slavery in the years prior to the Civil War? You pretty much just restated the question but it… View Article

How free were blacks in the north

Blacks weren’t as free as people made them out to be, they still had restrictions. I am writing this to make it clear that blacks weren’t absolutely free in the north; they still had rules and weren’t treated equally. If you look at the years between 1800 and 1860 you will see how free they… View Article

Whose America

Writers use what they know to make their work into something that can be treasured for years. They share what they know, they paint pictures with their words that allow their readers to get a glimpse of their lives and in some cases they use what is going on around them to share what they… View Article

Reform movements of 1820-1860 in the United States

2. How were the reform movements of 1820-1860 in the United States related to the growth of industry and urban life? During the years 1820-1860, America has received a wave of social reformation movements that were in correlation with the growth of industry and urban life. This time period, also known as the antebellum era… View Article

US Reform Movement: Lyman Beecher’s Message on Intolerance

Lyman Beecher among other things was concerned with eradicating the American problems of the breaking of the Sabbath, profane language, and drinking. Beecher stressed the will of humanity to turn away from sin. He argued that disestablishment would undermine the authority of moral elites such as himself. Men of talent and virtue would be driven… View Article