Frederick Douglass Essay

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The definition of reform is to make changes in something; socially, politically, or economically, to improve it. One of the world’s most prominent writers, Thomas Carlyle, said, “Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.” According to Carlyle, the action of reforming is not easy to do for yourself, let alone for a whole nation of people. While many revolutions have tried, only a few have successfully reformed the people around them. Such innovators include Frederick Douglas, Charles Darwin and Steve Jobs.
Frederick Douglass was one of the revolutionists that reformed the world while also going through hardships. In 1818, Frederick Douglass was born a slave
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Darwin began to form his ideas when he served as official naturalist on a world voyage on HMS Beagle from 1831 to 1836 and spent the rest of his life back in England developing them (Singh 2). When his famous book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selections was published in 1859, he received a lot of violent reactions. In his book, Darwin challenged the Bible’s account of creation and explained that human beings are descended from an ape-like ancestor (Singh). However, Charles Darwin received backlash from many critics. After Darwin's book was published, he obtained many letters criticizing his idea of evolution due to people's religious beliefs. Darwin wasn't only criticized by the church, but also by scientists. He also received letters from scientists such as Adam Sedgwick and St. George Mivart, rejecting Darwin's natural selection hypothesis. Although he received a lot of backlash for his beliefs, he stayed true to his claims. Other world renowned naturalists such as Alfred Russell Wallace developed similar ideas as Darwin, expanding on evolution. To this day, evolution is still taught in many classes and is a theory that most scientists refer to.
One of the most recently renowned innovators was Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to a pair of graduate students who gave him up for adoption because their parents did not want them to marry. Steve’s mother taught him how to read

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