Excerpt from Civics: What Every Citizen Should Know
Abolitionists. - Those who contended for "immediate" as opposed to "gradual" abolition of slavery in the United States. William Lloyd Garrison in his paper, The Liberator, first advocated the demand. The National Anti-Slavery Society, whose members soon became known as Abolitionists, was organized in Philadelphia December, 1833. - See Horace Greeley's "American Conflict"; biographies of "William Lloyd Garrison, Horace Greeley, Joshua R. Giddings, John Brown," etc.
Admiralty Courts. - District Courts of the United States whose jurisdiction extends to all matters arising out of the navigation of the high seas and of the public waters including lakes and navigable rivers in the United States.
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