Leading a revolt, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family. Joined by about sixty other blacks, he led a general revolt. Within days, militiamen suppressed the revolt and Turner was ironically hung in Jerusalem, Virginia. Many took different steps in the fight for equality. Nat Turner, a religious leader among his fellow slaves, become convinced he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom.
Not willing to accept his life as a slave, he rose to become a great and honorable man that held a voice of influence over the reform movement’s throughout the 19th century. He is one of the American leaders who provided a powerful voice for human rights and racial injustice during this period of American history. Throughout his life he was first and foremost an abolitionist, fighting against slavery until its elimination. He was a man dedicated to a cause, determined to try everything in his power to fight for what he believed fair, which was racial equality. As a young man Fredrick had fire; a burning incentive to change the world.
John Brown was a man you lived in the mid eighteen-hundreds and who fought against slavery. John Brown had a very strong belief that slavery was wrong, and this is true, but he thought that in order to abolish slavery, violence would be the best way, that’s where he went wrong because violence cannot be justified unless it is in self-defense, Brown’s attacks were not in self-defense they were acts of revenge upon slave owners, therefore Brown’s attack had no justification. As pointed out before he went wrong when he led the raid at Pottawatomie Creek and the raid on Harpers Ferry. The first raid that John Brown led took place on the night of May 24th, 1856, at Pottawatomie Creek. It consisted of seven other men besides him; it resulted of a killing of five men.
Christianity is all about doing a good deed and making the heavenly father proud, but slaveholders were doing the exact opposite. Someone once said that one of the worst sins you can commit is knowing what the rules say in the bible and still going against it. Douglass is trying to prove that just because you go to church and praise God does not mean you are a true Christian. Works Cited Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself.
He and his followers planned to kill some slaveholders, free the slaves, and then sail away. A militia arrested him and his followers before they could do anything. Not one white was hurt. Vesey and five slaves were among the first group to be judged guilty. 30 slaves were executed and his son was also executed, being judged guilty of conspiracy.
It is clear that both Douglass and Cranmer cared about the well-being for society as a whole. Douglass believed that slave owners were wrongfully putting their love for success before of the welfare of human beings. Similarly, Cranmer believes that one should never set anything above glorifying God. While it is clear that Douglass believed that there was corruption in the Christianity of America, Cranmer hinted at the corruption of the church by using his exhortations as a final attempt to express his feelings about the Christian belief. Like stated before, Cranmer detested the of hatred towards any human and suggested that all should be respected.
It all began in the summer of 1831, a revolt consisting of African American slaves. A revolt put together by Nat Turner He thought of himself as a prophet and got signs from God. According to him, God showed him a vision of blood and of death. Tuner took this as a sign to go and kill all the whites. So he gathered many other slaves and they all went on a killing spree of murdering white men, women, and children.
His personal beliefs had always been opposed to slavery. He believed that the Founding Fathers had put slavery on the road to extinction, and he wanted to continue it down that path. Lincoln acted very professional;
Religion was a huge part of society, widely accepted everywhere too, and challenged the way people acted and thou... ... middle of paper ... ...from hell. Douglass however believed he was in slavery hell, and wanted to fight so that future potential slaves would be free. Douglass continually kept his faith with God, and relied heavily on Him in rough times. While Edwards wanted to use spirituality to convert the nonbelievers, Frederick Douglass saw faith as a way to question the morals of human bondage. While Douglass was a believer, he saw hypocrisy in the self-proclaimed Christian slaveholders.
Similar to the ideologies of the Republicans, Seward believed that slavery was unjust and humans were granted the r... ... middle of paper ... ...ry as inhumane and against universal suffrage. Both abolitionists agreed that compromise was not probable and slave labor was morally wrong. Thus, its expansion must be halted. Similarly the Southern Democrats, although their ideology was the opposite, were not willing to compromise on the issue of the expansion of slavery. Southern Democrat, James Henry Hammond, believed that slavery was necessary for the economic growth of the nation and without it, the North would also perish.