In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about In 1801, two abolitionists sent President John Adams an anti-slavery pamphlet in the hopes that he would end slavery. Adams responded with, “My opinion against it has always been known.” He also said that he never owned a slave; he just employed freed slaves.
So what was President Adams position on slavery? He believed abolitionism should happen gradually and with caution. He also did not want to get too involved.
“Wish you success in your benevolent endeavors to relieve the distress of our fellow creatures.” President John Adams.
Are you ready to see how he helped his “fellow creatures”?
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