How Did Frederick Douglass Develop The Idea Of Equality

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Twelve score and two years ago, America was founded upon the idea that “all men are created equal,” but defining equality has changed over time. This idea has changed all Americans. In “The Gettysburg Address” president A. Lincoln helps spread the ideas of freedom, liberty and equality through the United States of America. Frederick Douglass, a former slave, wrote a narrative of his life named “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” describing the horrors of slavery.

Before the Civil War slavery was common all over America, mainly the south. Former slave Frederick slave helped spark the ideas of equality in his narrative, “The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass”. This single book has helped slaves all over America.

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