In the late 1800s this man’s dream is to stop slavery. He gave speeches to the blacks as well as the other people that believed slavery was wrong. In 1852 he was asked to speak in the Independence Day celebration. This man had stopped slavery in 1865 and for filled his dream. This famous man is Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was born in February 1818. He was a slave when he was born. He was also separated from his family members. The place they took him too was a better place because there was a black grandma there with her own house to look after them, but they were still under control by the Master. When Frederick was six the grandma took him on a hike to go live with his brother Perry and sisters Sarah and Eliza, then the grandma left without Frederick noticing. The Master’s wife Sophia Auld taught Frederick how to read, and when she told her husband he got mad because if a black person has knowledge they will escape. One day Frederick was bad and his Master sent him to a different slave Master that like whipping people. Frederick got sick and tired from getting whipped so he fought Master Covey for 2 hours and won and after that fight he dreamed or freedom. When Frederick was thirteen, he bought a book called “The Columbian Orator.” The speeches in the book were about freedom, and he read that people who want slavery to end were called abolitionists. That influenced him to keep trying and made him dream about freedom even more. When Frederick was fifteen he was moved to Master Thomas Auld’s plantation. It was horrible there, he had to fight for food and starved, even though life was that hard he stilled dreamed of freedom. Frederick had attempted his first escape with 5 other slaves, but they failed because Master had eavesdropped and heard them. Frederick got thrown to jail and got questioned but they didn’t trust him so they sent him back to Hugh Auld’s place back in Baltimore. Throughout all his traveling almost each place all the black kids had a secret school for black people, but the Master would find out and cancel it. So he had to learn it by reading books and teaching himself. One day Frederick was twenty-years old met a black girl named Anna that helped him escape, he went on a train that she had paid for. He was nervous and terrified thinking if he might get caught. When the train arrived to the town he got off and took a boat. On September 4, 1838, Fredrick Douglass had reached New York City and started his brand new free life. In New York slave catchers offered people money for any information about run away slaves, so Frederick got scared so he went on a boat and sailed off. When he was there he met Anna and got married and moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. Frederick’s real last name was Bailey but he was scared that slave catchers would find him so he changed it to Douglass so it was more complicated for slave catchers. Then Frederick and Anna had a baby girl named Rosetta and baby boy named Lewis. In 1841 they went to a meeting in Nantucket and an abolitionist told Frederick to tell everyone about his life as a slave. That’s when he started to travel and talk about his life as a slave and gave amazing speeches. People didn’t believe that he was a slave because he’s smart, so he proved it by writing…
said, “History is everything that has ever happened.” Ambrose is correct in saying this, and I feel like he does a fantastic job of supporting that statement in his book. In it, he goes into in depth details about many different points of history, from different perspectives. He focuses on many important points of history for the United States and he explains his views, and the things that happened to make each person, battle, or decision an important part of our country’s history.
History is an…
The role of the US today.
Throughout our history, American citizens have been inspired by our political, religious, and economic freedoms to act as ambassadors of liberty. As missionaries, merchants, and medics, America has established schools, orphanages, and hospitals. They have translated literature, educated children, and inspired political reform in countries around the world that were oppressed and impoverished.
The civic engagement of the individual American citizens and their commitment…
find warm area, at this time California is the best warm area. That’s why lot of north American European are moved in to California. In 30,000 BCE –history saying at this time first human settled in California.
American scientists also believe that, large portion of humans came from Asia followed by the big animals group from south America. Lots of native peoples are formed in California and they formed like different group tribes. The tribes are following different cultures, different…
America History X
Gangs in America
The movie that I chose to review is American History X. I picked this movie because this relates to
popular culture in so many ways. The first way that it relates is the fact that people back in the day,
white individuals were racist against blacks and other minorities. The second way is that, although
faced with adversity, you have to adapt to the current situation that you are put in. You can choose…
University of Phoenix
Through out most of history women have never had the chance to be equal to men. They have struggled with fewer legal rights, career opportunities, and equal wages ("Women'S History In America", 1994). . Women are considered weaker than men, and unable to perform work that may be seen as masculine. Even in early years men took care of the hunting, and anything that required labor. The title of woman's profession then…
numerous occasions, people have mumbled under their breath, “History repeats itself”. For instance, the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide, both happened years apart; however, people believe humanity has learned nothing from the prior. Due to the recurrences over time, people think that things that have happened in the past will continue to happen in the future. Certainly, that is not the case with America. Since the 20th century, America has drastically changed in terms of culture, economy and technology…
American History 1
European Exploitations in the Americas
Andrew J. Dolio
Prof. Keith Jacobson
American History 1
21 October 2014
The exploitation of peoples and resources has been a trend ever since there has been a person around to exploit them. There is no better example for this than the Spaniards in North America. As soon as they landed and realized there was a whole new hemisphere which was largely untouched by modern people, it was an all-out free-for-all, with…
The Conquest and Colonization of the Caribbean and Yucatan by European,
Resulted in significant cultural, biological & environmental changes to both regions
1. Briefly discuss (but in detail) the similarities/differences between the initial Spanish colonization of the Caribbean and the Yucatan. In your discussion include the initial reaction of the Taino and Maya to the presence of the Spanish and the rational…
Unit 7- Essay: The Americas
The Aztecs and Inca people had many issues and concerns when they came in contact with the European people. In this essay I will be comparing the issues, and concerns of Aztec and Inca cultures to their contacts with the Europeans. Some of the issues that I will be discussing are from the time period that covered roughly the 1400’s to roughly around the 1500’s. The Aztecs were American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400’s to 1500’s. In…