Essays Tagged: "Douglas"

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, who steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery.

Springfield to pursue his profession. In 1854, however, because of his alarm at Senator Stephen A. Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act, he became politically active again. Clearly setting forth his opposit ... U.S. Senate, but seeing that he could not win, he yielded to Lyman Trumbull, a Democrat who opposed Douglas's bill. He campaigned for the newly founded Republican party in 1856, and in 1858 he became ...

(10 pages) 311 1 4.6 Feb/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey and the issue of literacy.

ebruary of 1818, on a plantation house in Maryland (Blight). He later changed his name to Frederick Douglas (A&E video). His mothers name was Harriet Augustus, but Douglas did not know much about ... lave, he put an immediate end to it, stating that teaching slave was "unlawful, as well as unsafe" (Douglas 128). Still Frederick persisted and eventually fled to New England where slavery was illegal ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

A response to " the middle passage"

stood out the most in the second half of his narrative is the part where he stands up to Mr. Covey. Douglas comes back after a two day disappearance and is to endure the wrath of Covey. Something in D ... urs and no one will come to Covey's assistance.After the fighting is over, Covey is left bloody and Douglas has not a single mark on him. After this moment Douglas never receives a whipping from Covey ...

(1 pages) 27 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

o Mary Todd, and they had four sons.Lincoln ran for senate in 1858, but lost to Democrat Stephen A. Douglas. In 1860 Lincoln was nominated to be the Republican candidate for the 1860 presidential elec ... m Lincoln, was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.Senator Stephen A. Douglas was born in Brandon, Vermont. Unlike Abraham Lincoln, he did not have to work as hard to get ...

(3 pages) 60 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Abraham Lincoln and national politics

rtually settled by the Missouri compromise of 1820 and the compromise of 1850,now came to the fore. Douglas was able to repeal a crucial section of the MissouriCompromise that had prohibited slavery i ... had prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Purchase north of the line ofthirty-six degrees and thirty; Douglas substituted for it a provision that the people inthe territories of Kansas and Nebraska coul ...

(14 pages) 117 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Amor De Cosmos: The Spark of Confederation for British Columbia

ticized government policies he believed were unjust and undemocratic; for example, he accused James Douglas, who was the governor of British Columbia and Victoria:In trying to serve two masters, he wa ... the great colony.4The reason why De Cosmos acted so harshly was because De Cosmos was a liberal and Douglas wasn't. During his first week of operation, De Cosmos criticized Douglas for his policy abou ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

THe Smoking War In Texas- Persuasuive

in a team of doctors studying the effects of a smoking ban in public places all over the country. (Douglas 27). In addition, the immediate effects of second hand smoke include things such as eye irri ... Cigarette smoke contains forty three cancer causing compounds and four hundred other known toxins (Douglas 11). Some of these chemicals and poisons include the most known chemicals such as carbon mon ...

(8 pages) 86 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Lincoln-Douglas debates were centered on the issue of slavery in the territories, and the legislative proces ... t, and was in favor of repealing the Dred Scott decision to allow the Territories to be slave free. Douglas believed that each state and territory should be able to make their own decision regarding s ... ater depth the ideas and arguments on both sides of these issues.One of the questions Lincoln asked Douglas in the debates was if the people of a territory could exclude slavery from their limits prio ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Freeport, Illinois

The Second debate between Lincoln and Douglas was held at Freeport in Illinois, a small town of five thousand people located in the northw ... a series of seven questions thrown at him at the end of the first debate and then started attacking Douglas into a corner by asking four of his questions. Lincoln argued over the popular sovereignty w ... of Dred Scott V Sandford. Lincoln argued the validity of this principle of popular sovereignty that Douglas had been advocating for a long time. Dred Scott V Sanford was the case of black man, Dred Sc ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Rival Cities: Victoria, Fort Langley and New Westminster

British Columbia relocated from New Westminster to Victoria?" And, with this debate "Was Sir James Douglas responsible for the capital of B.C. relocating to Victoria?"Thesis Statement:This essay will ... ral men responsible for the development the British Colony: Victoria, under the leadership of James Douglas, Fort Langley under the leadership of Governor Simpson and the future development of the cap ...

(13 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Abraham Lincoln

ice president, but he lost to William C. Payton after receiving 10 convection votes.In 1858 senator Douglas came up for reelection. The Republican Party nominated Lincoln to run. Lincoln and Douglas w ... and the best speaker, with his droll way and dry jokes, in the west." The campaign began in Chicago Douglas defended popular sovereignty and he accused of Lincoln of trying to divide the nation. Then ...

(5 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Societal Risk Assessment

culturally based notions about the state of the world, what the world consists of and how it works (Douglas & Wildavsky 1982,72). Cultural notions tell us intuitively what is potentially dangerous ... guidelines regarding why certain things or actions are good or right while others are bad or evil (Douglas 1992).A Conundrum of Risk and CultureDuring the last twenty-five years of research on risk p ...

(13 pages) 94 0 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Ralph Waldo Emerson

merson also says that you do not know what you are capable of doing until you have tried. Frederick Douglas an African American slave is a perfect definition of what Emerson calls self-reliance. In th ... a perfect definition of what Emerson calls self-reliance. In the story " The Battle With Mr. Covey, Douglas explains how he worked in the wheat field and on the hottest day of the year he had been wor ...

(2 pages) 1108 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Stephan Douglas

Stephan Arnold Douglas Stephan Arnold Douglas was born April 23, 1813 and died June 3, 1861. He became a lawyer a m ... Robert Martin a plantation owner in Mississippi. In the summer of 1847, Robert Martin died and Mrs. Douglas inherited the plantation and 150 slaves. Later in 1847, Douglas took up residence in Illinoi ... n 1847, Douglas took up residence in Illinois and invested heavily in real estate. In 1852, Stephan Douglas was not nominated to run for the Presidency but he was reassured reelection to the Senate. H ...

(2 pages) 424 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Horrors of Slavery: Frederick Douglas, My Bondage and My Freedom

In Frederick Douglas's autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom the shocking and harsh reality of slavery in Doug ... 's time is effectively described to the reader. In many of the chapters, particularly chapters V-X, Douglas describes his life on Col. Lloyd's plantation and the gruesome and horrific experiences he w ... life on Col. Lloyd's plantation and the gruesome and horrific experiences he witnessed while there.Douglas describes many different aspects of the slave system particularly the roles of the master an ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Recognizing and Avoiding Unfair Labor Practice

sure that they are not involved in any unfair labor practices, knowingly or unknowingly. (McDowell, Douglas. 1976) My last suggestion is that management personnel in nearly every industry should read ... dy, Robert. L. (2010). Managing HumanResources. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.McDowell, Douglas S. (1976). NLRB Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices. Industrial ResearchUnit. University of ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Learning How to Read and Write

De Leon Sosa! Professor A. Webb! September 26, 2014! ! Learning How to Read and Write! By Frederick Douglass! ! ! "Learning how to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass is based on the very unfair life ... ng how to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass is based on the very unfair life of this little boy (Douglass) who was born a slave. In the essay Douglass began expressing how his mistress was a very k ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays