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DBQ Radical Actions of Abolitionists Thesis By 1836 the abolitionists acted radically by demanding an immediate end to slavery and recognition of equality Written for Document Based Question section on the Advanced Placement US History Exam Radical Actions of Abolitionists Before 1836 the abolition movement was restricted to a few northern radicals However organized societies and effective campaigning increased northern support against slavery while free blacks used their freedom to organize slave resistance in the South By 1836 the abolitionists acted radically by demanding an immediate end to slavery and recognition of equality In 1836 radical abolitionists pressed for immediate emancipation instead of gradual freedom through the restricting the expansion of slavery and slave trade Abolitionists such as Henry Highland Garnet called slaves to rise up and secure liberty with resistance The American Anti-Slavery Society distributed pamphlets throughout the North to gain support for emancipation In The Liberator Document D Garrison expresses the radical idea that there is need for severity to end slavery immediately Document E insists that it is within the best interest of abolitionist to act immediately while Document F calls for immediate abolition because slavery is a sin By introducing the idea that slavery is immoral abolitionists radicalized the movement The movement was radicalized even further with abolitionist rejection of colonization Blacks believed that the prosperity of the United States was due to their own hard work According to David Walkers Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World America is more the blacks country than it is the whites Document C The radical abolitionists of 1836 rejected colonization as described in Document A Also abolitionist began to demand racial equality in addition to emancipation The idea that blacks were equal to whites was extreme because racism was still very strong even among the anti-slavery North Peter Williams request for equal privileges and end to prejudices Document
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