By Thomas L. Purvis
This ebook is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the contributors, peoples, events, events, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the historical past of the us.
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The society split between followers of Garrison, who advocated the immediate end of SLAVERY and denied that it deserved any constitutional protections, and supporters of Birney, who favored gradual abolition legally accomplished by political means. Most of its members belonged to the Garrison camp. American Board of Customs Act (29 June 1767) Charles TOWNSHEND proposed this law to end jurisdiction by London's Customs Board over the colonies and to establish a separate American Customs Board, with headquarters at Boston.
Every yearly meeting of the Quakers, or Society of Friends, between 1770 and 1776, forbade slaveowning. By 1779 over 80 percent of Quaker slaves were free, but not until 1796 were the last released from bondage. The American Revolution led to the abolition of slavery in Vt. (1777), Pa. (1780), Mass. (1783), Conn. I. Y. J. (1804). In 1787 Congress excluded slavery from the NORTHWEST TERRITORY. C. passed laws making it easier for masters to free their own slaves. The AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY also originated as a means of encouraging voluntary emancipation by masters.
Allied Expeditionary Force (AEF) This term referred to the US ground forces (DOUGHBOYS) fighting in France in WORLD WAR I under General John J. PERSHING. Altgeld, John Peter (b. Nieder Selters, Germany, 30 December 1847; d. , 12 March 1902) He matured in Richland County, Ohio, served in the Union army, became a self-taught lawyer in Mo. and moved to Chicago in 1875. 's first foreign-born governor in 1893 and the first Democrat elected since the Civil War. He was a model governor of the PROGRESSIVE ERA, who fought successfully for improving workplace conditions, increased funding for colleges, prison reform, and a trade school for the blind.
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