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William Wilberforce Essay

  • Submitted by: DIVYAM
  • on February 19, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 431 words

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Goeie more, Namaste, qué pasa, Bonjou, Koni chi wa, Guten tag, Dumelang, Aloha, Chow, On-nyoung-ha-say-yo, Sal-way-tay, Sanibonani and hello to all the lucky people, who have the honour and privilege and have fought for the opportunity to listen to my speech. Today I will be talking about a man who has changed the world. Hardly any of you would know him, but if he wasn’t there half of us here would be taken away to Europe or America to work as slaves. I am talking about the legendary, the heroic, the brave, the sincere, the passionate William Wilberforce. William was one of Britain’s great social reformers. He was also a politician and a Philanthropist. His main goal or quest in life was to get the British Parliament to outlaw the slave trade. I will be telling you how he achieved his quest. William was an extremely rich and religious child. At the age of 21 he won the seat of British Parliament for his native, Hull. In 1786 Wilberforce joined an organisation which was working to abolish the slave trade. Following successful public campaigns by the organisation in raising awareness of the conditions of slaves, in 1789 William spoke in the House of Commons asking them to abolish the slave trade. The bill was brought forward but it was outvoted by a large margin. He did not give up and tried again next year but the bill was not approved. Following the outbreak of war with France in 1793, the focus was shifted to the war. After the war ended in 1803 the climate became favourable and after the death of the British Prime Minister, William Pit in 1806 Wilberforce tried once more and succeeded. Eventually in 1807 both the houses of parliament passed the Slave Trade Act to abolish the slave trade in Britain.
So that was the revolutionary story of William Wilberforce, a man who never took credit for his work. I admire him for many reasons. Some of which are:
• As being an extremely rich person; he still helped the poorest of the poor, the slaves, in         achieving...

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