Lincolns second inaugural and relationship with Fredrick Douglass
March 4, 1865 was the date of the delivery of the Second Inaugural by Abraham Lincoln
The American Civil War was still being fought. Lincoln discussed sadness within the country. His words had an effect of the people within the nation.
Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude...
A former slave, Fredrick Douglass, acquainted Lincoln. The two had similar views and goals
Abolish slavery and salvation of the Union!
Douglas spoke to President Lincoln on behalf of the African American population.
Lincoln greatly valued the opinions of Douglas because these were the voices of the people, and Lincoln wanted to a change for them.
Lincoln wants to make change for us
The Second Inaugural and the relationship with Fredrick Douglass shows Lincoln as a person. Lincoln spoke out about slavery in his address, this shows that he had seen what the War had done and he wishes to make changes. The relationship with Douglass shows respect for him and the African American communitty. These ideas are similar to the ones in McCullough's essay regarding Our Failure, Our Duty