Besides being just against slavery he was also fought for women’s rights. He thought that blacks should not be able to vote if the women could not either. Douglass believed that everyone’s input would be important, not just men. As the Civil War approached, Douglass felt that if the war was to end slavery then the black slaves should fight alongside the soldiers. When the war was over slavery was abolished but in the Presidential Election of 1864, Douglass did not support Lincoln because he felt that Lincoln was not enforcing that the blacks still could not vote, instead he supported John C. Fremont.
Woodson also stressed that society did not make a valid effort in trying to domesticate the African-American after the oppression of slavery ended. Instead of having shackles around their wrists and ankles, African-Americans now had to deal with an industrialized world which purposely got a head start and left them behind. However, it was also stated by Woodson that African-Americans should forgive but never forget how they were placed in such an economical, physical, emotional, and social deficit, but use it as a tool of hope and determination for the
They were for slavery because of the finical gain. The labor they didn’t have to do and taxes. They were against slavery because they felt that the government couldn’t control the importation of slavery. The position that the Connecticut delegates and Mr. Heath in the Massachusetts debate took in the lead role of not participate in the slave trade. This was done by prohibiting the importation of slaves.
That is why he wanted the slaves to be freed and removed from the United States all together. He feared of a revolt by them for all the cruel things that were done to them. Thomas Jefferson didn’t hold the views he felt for one group for the other. The African Americans who were brought to America to be slaves that they forced to live how they wanted them to could not coexist with them but the Native Americans who had their own society and their own way of life they could be civil with. I thought that they wanted to preserve the republican society by molding republican machines.
When we look back at our history, it is easy to assume that because Abe Lincoln ended slavery, that he was a “negro lover.” Also, when we look back at history, we avoid the negatives and focus on the positives. Lincoln was a great president and was successful at ending slavery, but he had some pitfalls as well. Abe Lincoln was anti-slavery and he made that clear, but he was anti-blacks as well. He felt they were not educated enough to have a say in political views which meant they should not be able to vote or have any say in our politics. He felt they should have the same economic status meaning they should have the right to work and make money as well as a living for their family.
Douglas developed his own doctrine of letting the people decide the question of slavery. He ridiculed Lincoln about his idea of state uniformity rather than domestic institutions and accused him of promoting a war of sectionalism. He also mocked “black Republicans” who he accused of demanding racial equality. Overall, he believed in the Southern interest, but supported popular sovereignty and ultimately alienated Southern voters. On the other hand Lincoln shared some Southern attitudes towards slaves as he agreed with the Dred Scott decision that slaves could not be citizens and refused to support the Fugitive Slave Law as well.
Instead of preaching that one day the blacks would have equality and preaching wrong, Booker T. Washington preached to them that being equal is not what it is all about. He did this so the blacks would not lose faith and eventually give their hopes up on being equal. They ended up focusing on themselves and their brothers and dealt with the system. They accepted themselves as blacks into this nation. In today's day and age for example, there are people who are still racist, people who don't accept blacks because of their color and culture, but today blacks understand that and accept it.
Dubois believed for some time that blacks and whites could live in the same place but have nothing to do with each other in society (Broderick). He later decided that that would not work out and developed a theory known as the “Conservation of Races” which described a solution for the African-American situation (Moses,2007). This theory was derived from the belief of Booker T. Washington that progress of the Negro race would be a result of people developing skills to better themselves and the support of other races (Wolters). Although Dubois agreed with Washington on the fact that bettering society would have to be a mutual act, he did not admire Washington like Garvey did. He began to move away from the other beliefs of Washington because it was almost like he accepted discrimination and was fighting against Dubois
The South felt that Lincoln should not do slavery and take away their economy or their way of life. The South also felt that each state had the right to vote on any law. African Americans wanted to be treated fair. One reason why they wanted to be treated fair is because they did not want to be slaves anymore. But the most important reason was because African American wanted to have the right to vote.
He wanted segregation to end but was leery of integration. He also feared that blacks could become slaves again. “He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face (Dubois, Gates, pg.