Monday, January 18, 2010

African American History, January 5th

Today we began Chapter 8 in our textbooks focusing on the abolitionist movement. Section 1 explains the background of the abolitionist movement; political maneuverings, economic changes, and important issues that the nation was forced to confront. It also liked at the Second Great Awakening, the rise of evangelism which sought to convert African Americans to Christianity. The abolitionist movement became a larger organization under the umbrella of the Benevolent Empire, a network of church-related volunteer societies. We defined an Abolitionists as people who favored doing away with or abolishing slavery in their respective states and throughout the country

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