Frederick Douglass Did Not Like The Fourth Of July

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Frederick Douglass’ Goals
Throughout the history of the United States the civil war has divided the country and brought racism. The nation was badly wounded emotionally and socially after the civil war. Before the civil war had begun, many people had owned slaves and many wanted to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass helped with the abolishment of slavery by creating a speech on July 5, 1852 named, from What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. The nation had not achieved the goals that Frederick Douglass desired. Frederick Douglass’ goal was to show why slaves did not like the Fourth of July. We have achieved his goal today because many students across the United States are influenced by his speech.
Frederick Douglass’ goal was to show why slaves did not like the Fourth of July. On American holidays such as the
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His goal was for everyone to know why slaves and African Americans strongly disliked the Fourth of July. On the background information of Douglass’ speech it states that, “Douglass addressed an audience at the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society.” His goal is achieved because his speech was heard by 500-600 people. His speech represented all the slaves that did not have a voice and was heard by many people in the United States. Today students in the United States have read Douglass’ speech on why slaves disliked the Fourth of July. Douglass wanted everyone to understand a slave's point of view and teaching a new generation of students has met Douglass’ goal.
Frederick Douglass’ goal was to show why slaves did not like the Fourth of July. His speech represented all the slaves and expressed the hardships for slaves. Douglass wanted to abolish slavery and he knew that his speech would help contribute the abolishment of slavery. Frederick Douglass’ goal has been achieved and now many Americans understand why slaves strongly disliked the Fourth of
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