After approximately 20 years of campaigning and political pressure, the Society for the Abolition of Slavery, or Abolitionist Movement, succeeded in passing the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Great Britain in 1807. ... More » History Modern History

Abolitionists believed that the institution of slavery should be abolished and that society should be integrated regardless of color. The movement erupted when it was embraced by Christian churches in the early part of t... More » History Modern History US History

The abolition movement promoted the end of the slave trade and slavery. Early abolitionists called for a gradual end to slavery. Some of the founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, promoted the ... More » History Modern History US History
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