In this chapter you have read about the spirit of reform that swept across the United States beginning in 1820. Some of these movements, such as voting rights and help for the mentally disabled, continue today. The abolitionist movement grew in numbers and strength in the years leading to the Civil War. In this activity you will take a closer look at important people and events in the abolitionist movement.
Destination Title: The African American Mosaic
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Start at the Library of Congress's African American Mosaic home page.
- Click on Abolition.
- Read through the page, and then click on Next Section of the African American Mosaic.
After you have read both pages answer the following questions.