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  US President - Independent Anti-Slavery Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberty Primary Election
Filing Deadline November 01, 1839 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 13, 1839 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 15, 1839 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1841 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1845 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler May 02, 2008 07:41pm
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Independent Anti-Slavery National Ticket, 1839/40

Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
James G. Birney KY
(Declined to run)
Francis J. Lemoyne PA
(Declined to run)

Early history of the anti-slavery movement

At the beginning of the American Revolution, the existence of human bondage was an accepted part of life. Slavery was legally accepted in all 13 colonies, though opposition existed. The first organized group to speak out against slavery were the Quakers, who began in 1776 to remove slaveowners from membership. Vermont was the first to abolish slavery (1777), though the extent to which it existed there at that time is unclear. Massachusetts and New Hampshire followed suit in 1780 and 1783. Pennsylvania passed a law for the gradual extinction of slavery in 1780; the act did not affect those born into slavery before a particular day, and a handful of the last remaining slaves from th

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