World History

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Source 2:
“Are you a man? Then you should have an human heart. But have you indeed? What is your heart made of? Is there no such principle as compassion there? Do you never feel another’s pain? Have you no sympathy? No sense of human woe? No pity for the miserable? When you saw the flowing eyes, the heaving breasts, the bleeding sides and tortured limbs of your fellow-creatures, was you a stone, or a brute? Did you look upon them with the eyes of a tiger? When you squeezed the agonizing creatures down in the ship, or when you threw their poor mangled remains into the sea, had you no relenting? Did not one tear drop from your eye, one sigh escape from your breast? Do you feel no relenting now? If you do not, you must go on, till the measure of your iniquities is full. Then will the great GOD deal with you, as you have dealt with them, and require all their blood at your hands.”

Excerpt courtesy of the Rare Book Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

John Wesley, Thoughts Upon Slavery, 1774

The sentiment exhibited in Source 2 reflects the concerns of which of the following groups?

(A) The Puritans
(B) The Freemasons
(C) The Evangelicals
(D) The Mormons
  1. Correct Answer: C


    There had always been anti-slavery sentiments among certain religious groups, particularly in England and the United States, but the date of the passage in question (1774) indicates that the author was probably associated with the growing evangelical movement in the late eighteenth century. In addition to their religious fervor, evangelical groups historically supported many social justice movements such as the fight against slavery. Therefore, (C) is the best answer. Choice (A) is too early chronologically. Choice (B) is a decent option, but the Freemasons were not generally known for their abolitionist views. Mormonism was not founded until the 1820s, so (D) is chronologically too late.

Test ID: 1133
Source: AP World History Practice Tests