A Summary Of Fredrick Douglass The Fight Against Slavery?

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The fight against slavery was not one without struggles and one that was easily won. American abolitionists used various political tools available to them to combat the issues associated with. From religion to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence those fighting against slavery, fought hard to show the injustices and immorality of slavery. This essay will take a look at various writings from abolitionists to determine their way of thinking and the tactics they used to oppose and fight to end slavery. Many abolitionists took a somewhat legal stance when opposing slavery; one of these abolitionists was Fredrick Douglass. In his book What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Douglass states that slavery goes against everything that the founding fathers fought had fought the British for and that the practice of slavery is simply unconstitutional. Douglass describes the British government hold on America as a cruel and unjust government. Douglass argues that the Declaration advocates for natural rights; rights that should extend to every…show more content…
In his speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Douglass essentially states that fighting to end slavery is standing with God. Those who stand with slaves do right by God. Standing with God and the crushed and bleeding slave on occasion, this occasion, I will, in the name humanity which is outraged, in the name of liberty which is fettered, in the name of the Constitution and Bible, which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in question and denounce, with all emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate slavery – the great sin and shame of America! Douglass tries to appeal to both those who are religious and those who are patriotic. He mentions that the system of slavery goes against both the Bible and Constitution – and as god-fearing people and those that respect the Constitution should reject this
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