What groups of people resisted slavery?

1 Answer
Jun 28, 2016

Many groups including Quakers, civil rights believers, and more. These groups were known as abolitionists. Abolitionists are people who opposed slavery.


Generally, people in the North opposed slavery. Groups of people spoke publicly about it. Their opinions were posted in books and newspapers, not to mention spoken in the Senate.

People who resisted or opposed the existence of slavery were called abolitionists. Political parties were also created with goals of abolishing or stopping the expansion of slavery.

Specific groups include:

  • Quakers
  • Slaves
  • Civil Rights believers
  • Other people who thought the Constitution should make no exceptions
  • Free Soil Party
  • Republican Party