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  • Declaration of Independence | Encyclopedia Britannica
    of Independence 1776 taken from an engraving made by printer William J Stone in 1823 National Archives Washington D C MEDIA FOR American civil rights movement Citation MLA APA Harvard Chicago Email To From Comment You have successfully emailed this

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  • Declaration of Independence | United States history | Britannica.com
    North American British colonies from Great Britain It explained why the Congress on July 2 unanimously by the votes of 12 colonies with New York abstaining had resolved that these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States Accordingly the day on which final separation was officially voted was July 2 although the 4th the day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted has

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  • slave rebellions | Britannica.com
    of bondage and in some places such as the United States resulted in ever more stringent mechanisms for social control and repression in slaveholding areas In other places however the rebellions sometimes contributed to a growing belief on the part of colonial authorities that the institution of slavery was becoming untenable In the United States the myth of the contented slave was essential to the preservation of the South s

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  • Turner, Nat | Encyclopedia Britannica
    left who in 1831 led the only effective slave rebellion in U S history Library of Congress Washington D C MEDIA FOR American civil rights movement Citation MLA APA Harvard Chicago Email To From Comment You have successfully emailed this

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  • suffrage | government | Britannica.com
    independent countries of Asia and Africa during the transition from colony to self government had a literacy qualification for the suffrage Some countries limit it to certain racial or ethnic groups Thus for example South Africa at one time and the Old South of the United States did not permit their black populations to vote Comments Share Email Print Cite You may also be interested in political system human rights government social change equality social movement civil rights women s movement state election lobbying revolution Keep exploring Structures of Government Fact or Fiction Give Us Liberty Famous Stories Beloved Characters 5 of the World s Most Devastating Financial Crises The 12 Months of the French Republican Calendar What made you want to look up suffrage To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style suffrage Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com topic suffrage APA style suffrage 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com topic suffrage Harvard style suffrage 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com topic suffrage Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v suffrage accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com topic suffrage While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update

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  • Nat Turner | American slave and bondsman | Britannica.com
    On the night of August 21 together with seven fellow slaves in whom he had put his trust he launched a campaign of total annihilation murdering Travis and his family in their sleep and then setting forth on a bloody march toward Jerusalem In two days and nights about 60 white people were ruthlessly slain Doomed from the start Turner s insurrection was handicapped by lack of discipline among his followers and by the fact that only 75 blacks rallied to his cause Armed resistance from the local whites and the arrival of the state militia a total force of 3 000 men provided the final crushing blow Only a few miles from the county seat the insurgents were dispersed and either killed or captured and many innocent slaves were massacred in the hysteria that followed Turner eluded his pursuers for six weeks but was finally captured tried and hanged Nat Turner s rebellion put an end to the white Southern myth that slaves were either contented with their lot or too servile to mount an armed revolt In Southampton county black people came to measure time from Nat s Fray or Old Nat s War For many years in black churches throughout the country the name Jerusalem referred not only to the Bible but also covertly to the place where the rebel slave had met his death Turner has been most widely popularized by William Styron in his novel The Confessions of Nat Turner 1967 Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 6 12 2015 You may also be interested in Denmark Vesey Gabriel David Walker Douglas Wilder Barack Obama Abraham Lincoln George Washington Martin Luther King Jr Thomas Jefferson Muhammad Ali Dwight D Eisenhower Tiger Woods Keep exploring Structures of Government Fact or Fiction Famous People in History Famous American Faces Fact or Fiction There s a Riot Goin On Riots in U S History Part Two 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird What made you want to look up Nat Turner To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Nat Turner Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com biography Nat Turner APA style Nat Turner 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com biography Nat Turner Harvard style Nat Turner 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com biography Nat Turner Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Nat Turner accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com biography Nat Turner While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be

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  • William Lloyd Garrison | American editor, writer, and abolitionist | Britannica.com
    the successful abolitionist campaign against slavery in the United States Garrison was the son of an itinerant seaman who subsequently deserted his family The son grew up in an atmosphere of declining New England federalism and lively Christian benevolence twin sources of the abolition movement which he joined at age 25 As editor of the National Philanthropist Boston in 1828 and the Journal of the Times Bennington Vermont in 1828

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  • Frederick Douglass | United States official and diplomat | Britannica.com
    skeptics who doubted that such an articulate spokesman could ever have been a slave Douglass felt impelled to write his autobiography in 1845 revised and completed in 1882 as Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Douglass s account became a classic in American literature as well as a primary source about slavery from the bondsman s viewpoint To avoid recapture by his former owner whose name and location he had given in the narrative Douglass left on a two year speaking tour of Great Britain and Ireland Abroad Douglass helped to win many new friends for the abolition movement and to cement the bonds of humanitarian reform between the continents Douglass returned with funds to purchase his freedom and also to start his own antislavery newspaper the North Star later Frederick Douglass s Paper which he published from 1847 to 1860 in Rochester N Y The abolition leader William Lloyd Garrison disagreed with the need for a separate black oriented press and the two men broke over this issue as well as over Douglass s support of political action to supplement moral suasion Thus after 1851 Douglass allied himself with the faction of the movement led by James G Birney He did not countenance violence however and specifically counseled against the raid on Harpers Ferry Va October 1859 Douglass Frederick Library of Congress Washington D C During the Civil War 1861 65 Douglass became a consultant to Pres Abraham Lincoln advocating that former slaves be armed for the North and that the war be made a direct confrontation against slavery Throughout Reconstruction 1865 77 he fought for full civil rights for freedmen and vigorously supported the women s rights movement After Reconstruction Douglass served as assistant secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission 1871 and in the District of Columbia he was marshal 1877 81 and recorder of deeds 1881 86 finally he was appointed U S minister and consul general to Haiti 1889 91 Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 10 19 2014 You may also be interested in Horace Greeley Martin R Delany Maria Weston Chapman Gamaliel Bailey W E B Du Bois William Lloyd Garrison Harriet Tubman Carl Schurz Schuyler Colfax Amelia Jenks Bloomer Oveta Culp Hobby Wendell Phillips Keep exploring USA Facts Structures of Government Fact or Fiction Word Play 9 Noteworthy Bog Bodies and what they tell us When Losers Finish First Top 10 Second Place Victories What made you want to look up Frederick Douglass To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Frederick Douglass Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com

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