Differences Between Lincoln And Frederick Douglass

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Abraham Lincoln, Frederic Douglass, were one of the most appealing well-known speakers, people who did believe that slavery was morally wrong and devote their lives to fight for freedom. However, there are several differences between the view of the Constitution’s position differences between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Kansas-Nebraska Act indicated that the recognition of slavery should be determined by the decision of these residents (popular or squatter sovereignty). This act itself conflicted heavily with the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional, which was essentially seen as the admittance of slavery anywhere in the country. This act made a political issue of confrontation between North and South. In Kansas, proslavery party and against proslavery set up each government, and there was a confusion about which government should be recognized representative government by the federal government. In this political turmoil, Abraham Lincoln made his position clear that he was not an abolitionist, but he did not agree with the expansion of slavery. Even though his new party represented the urban north, federalism, and abolition. Lincoln said that the Constitution granted no authority for the federal…show more content…
Lincoln’s and Douglass’s views differed from Davis’s because they did not consider the slaves as a chattel. Lincoln declared slavery illegal in the Confederate States in the famous Emancipation Proclamation. There is a famous quote form Douglass: where justice is denied and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Also, their views differed from Lydia Maria Child’s. Lincoln and Douglass believed the Constitution should be a protection against, rather than a sanction for slavery. Lydia Maria Child wanted her to play hardball on the slavery, equality
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