The Abolitionist movement began in 17th century Britan when the Quakers began to push the idea that "all men were created equal under the eyes of God". In response to the movements growth in England, American Quaker colonies demanded anti-slavery reforms. Despite this, the movement first gained prominence in the U.S. in the 1830s.
"ALL MEN WERE CREATED EQUAL"
After the events of the Missouri Compromise and Nat Turner's Rebellion, the Abolitionist movement became a topic of conversation again. Around this time the American Anti-Slavery Society (A.A.S.S.) was created. The society was often met with mixed reviews and boasted a wide range of members such as Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony.
The Amercian Anti-Slavery Society eventually split. Some members were against organized religion and were in favor of equal partnerships between the sexes, due to this split in ideals the members in favor of organized religions and unequal partnership went on to create the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The Abolitionist movement eventually dissolved in 1870 after the Emancipation Proclamation.