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1

Manifest destiny

influenced the raging racism and violence from whites towards free
blacks within this time

2

Moral suasion

an appeal to Americans to support abolition and racial justice on the
basis of their Christian consciences and concern for their immortal souls. During the 1830s the AASS pursued a strategy based on moral suasion.

3

North Star

Influential black newspaper published in the 1840s and 1850s by Frederick Douglass.

4

Canada West

The ultimate destination for many African Americans on the under- ground railroad. Because slavery was illegal in the British Empire after 1833, fugitive slaves were safe
there. The stronger fugitive slave law that Congress passed as part of the
Compromise of 1850 made Canada an even more important refuge for African
Americans.

5

American Anti-Slavery
Society

organization formed by William Lloyd
Garrison in 1833 to work for immediate emancipation and equal rights for African
Americans

6

Gag rule

required that no petition related to d slavery could be introduced in the House of
Representatives.

7

Philadelphia Vigilance association

group formed in response to the use of force by
slave catchers to recapture fugitive slaves.

8

Integrationist

proponent of the racial integration of society.

9

Underground railroad

Organizations and individuals that aided escaped slaves in their journeys to the North.

10

Frederick Douglass

Douglass was born a slave in Maryland in 1818 and was intelligent, ambitious, and
charming. He resisted brutalization, learned to read, and acquired a trade before escaping
to New England in 1838. became an antislavery lecturer in 1841.