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Why Europeans came to America

Economic opportunity and to escape famine and religious persecution.

Frederick Douglass

Effective abolitionist because he were born into slavery.

pull factors

A factor that causes people to go to a new country; jobs, religious freedom, no war

Seneca Falls

Convention organized so women could win the same rights as men

sectional rivalries

Caused by slavery.


What the economy of the South was based on.

John Brown

Abolitionist that preached that violence was necessary to end slavery.

cotton gin

Technological innovation that changed the processing of cotton.

steamboats and railroads

Important means of transportation in the 1800's.

William Lloyd Garrison

United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery newspaper called The Liberator.

John Quincy Adams

Abolitionist who tried to write laws abolishing slavery.

Underground Railroad

A system of secret routes used by escaping slaves to reach freedom in the North or in Canada.

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