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Frederick Douglass & African-American Slaves

Frederick Douglass' opinion on Andrew Jackson

Joe Blake

on 5 November 2014

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Transcript of Frederick Douglass & African-American Slaves

Douglass had no formal eduction, however, he learned how to read and write. In 1845, as a free man, he published his first autobiography name the
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dougla
, a Free Slave
Work Experience
Opinion of Andrew Jackson
Should Jackson be on the $20 Bill?
He wanted to embrace three points for a successful life:

Believe in yourself
Take advantage of every opportunity
Use the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society
Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Maryland in 1818. He died a free man in Washington D.C. on Feb. 20, 1895.
Frederick Douglass & African-American Slaves
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
1. As the white plantation owners sat around, the slaves would work on the fields and did all the labor, which made the whites richer.

2. The slaves are treated very poorly. They are human beings, as well.

3. If Jackson is so supportive of the "American" dream, then why does he support slavery? It is basically kidnapping people and forcing them to work for no pay. That's not showing American pride!!!

4. Jackson would not let abolitionist letters be sent through the mail. He would also "table" (veto) all abolitionist bills passing through Congress.

5. "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." This quote shows that Frederick Douglass was a strong supporter of equality, one of the reasons being that he was a slave in the past. If Jackson was to expand farming this would cause large plantation owners to have to use more slaves. As we know, Douglass saw slavery as a violation of equality and thought of it as against his morals.

Birth and Death
Works Cited
Douglass was against Jackson. He strongly disapproved his policy of expanding farming, because if there is more farmland to tend to, then there need to be more slaves to work the land. As a former slave, Douglass strongly disagreed with this "expansion of slavery" (Lin).
He worked as a slave as:

Shipwright in Maryland
House servant in Maryland

While in Baltimore, he taught himself to read and write.
Anthony Lin, 28 Mar. 2014

"Biography of Frederick Douglass-Champion of Civil and Women's
Biography of Frederick Douglass-Champion of Civil and Women's Rights
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"Frederick Douglass Biography."
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n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.

"People and Events Frederick Douglass."
. PBS, n.d. Web. 28 Mar.

Skelcher, Brad. "Early Education/Frederick Douglass - Brad Skelcher."

Early Education/Frederick Douglass - Brad Skelcher
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Web. 27 Mar. 2014
The End
(not the last slide)
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