Analysis Of Frederick Douglas's Abolishment Of Slavery

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During the years that lead to the United States Civil War, the embroilment over slavery became not only a social controversy, but also a legal and political one. Supporters, and non-supporters of slavery each looked to the American constitution as well as the predominant culture of the time for direction in handling this matter. One person whom established their landmark works on this was Frederick Douglas, an emancipated slave, who fought relentlessly for the abolishment of slavery. In 1852, Frederick Douglas was allowed to speak his thoughts at the July 4th celebration. In his speech, he made it known that he despised the treatment of the Black slaves, as well as the irony and hypocrisy that followed. Douglas elucidated that the hypocrisy aimed at the black population was indisputable on several fronts, and so, he…show more content…
The founding fathers of the fourth of July had a vision on this “important date” that they were celebrating Freedom, the freedom from the British. The founding fathers believed that they America was being released in the sense of its citizens being able to finally do whatever it was in their will that they wanted to do, not considering the blacks. “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right…and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.” Being said by John Adams depicts how they believed everyone in their country had its on right and claimed “Liberty couldn’t be preserved without general knowledge among
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