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Write either one thing you learned from the videos or your reaction to the videos. Your response should be 1-2 sentences. Please make sure to write your name in the response.

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I learned that Frederick Douglas joined forces with Garrison to abolish slavery. The scene of Frederick Douglas watching a female slave being whipped was very gruesome and visually showed the audience how cruel slavery actually was.

2 years ago
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I learned that Angelina believed that slavery was a sin to do. She believed that God would then punish them and she was concerned about her family. She left her family as a way to leave slavery behind.

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I learned that a woman named Angelina, who was in a wealthy family, was disgusted with slavery because she felt that it was a sin. She wasn't really concerned with the slaves' welfare, she was concerned about how God was going to judge her family's actions toward the slaves.

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I found it interesting how connected slaves were to the finances of many families, which actually isn't surprising then that they wouldn't just give them up. Losing a lot of money probably justified slavery in their minds, making them less disgusted with how poorly they treated their slaves.

2 years ago
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I learned that a man named William Loyd Garrison believed that ending slavery was his purpose on Earth.

2 years ago
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I learned that Angelina, found that slavery was a sin and it wasn't right. I found it interesting that the slaves made most of the profit/ finances in most families..

2 years ago
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I learned about how Douglas, with the help of Garrison, encouraged and fed the passion in the North. They were the ones behind most of the Abolitionists, and they were able to create a large amount of support. I also learned that even some of the wealthy, Southern land owners were upset with slavery and found it wrong and disturbing.

2 years ago
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Matt Corrigan:I was surprised to hear the many justifications Southerners had for preserving slavery, including economic stability and dignity of their lifestyle. Still, I find it unbelievable that they would let those factors blind themselves from the blatantly terrible things they were doing to their slaves, and the crime of enslaving people in general.

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Maggie Pegan: My main reaction to these two videos was shock. I was shocked at how widespread slavery was and what a huge part of the American economy it was. The part of the video that had the biggest effect on me was the scene where the woman was whipped. I obviously knew that slaves where whipped, but seeing it actually happen was sad and disturbing.

2 years ago
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It made me sad to see how poorly and cruelly the slaves were treated. On a different note, I was surprised at how important slavery was to the economy.