Antislavery Essay

Essay by mikemcmenamyHigh School, 10th grade May 2005

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Anti Slavery

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." This was stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, slavery completely contradicts that statement. A man by the name of William Lloyd Garrison asserted that blacks were not Africans but Americans and they were not subjects but slaves, I completely agree with this proclamation and I fully support it.

I believe that African Americans should be entitled to the same rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence just as all other Americans. I also think there should be more people like Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass, people that are willing to stand up for their rights and fight. Nat Turner led the largest slave rebellion in American history. Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave from Maryland and she went back to help assist about 300 slaves to freedom in the north.

Frederick Douglass was also an escaped slave that became a great speaker at the American Anti-Slavery Society.

I believe that we can no longer put up with slavery in the United States it is completely and morally wrong. We must make all Americans equal even if it results in a civil war.