The Declaration Of Independence, All Men Are Created Equal

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The Declaration of Independence states “all men are created equal.” However, that concept does not contribute to Fredrick Douglass and Red Jacket, who represent two different cultures with a similar dilemma. Both argue the hypocrisy of the document, that only applies to a certain population of the United States of America. In addition, Douglass and Red Jacket are defending their beliefs among the injustices that they have came across with the “whites”. Even though Red Jacket is speaking up among the betrayal of the Europeans, referring to the day of the Europeans arrival to their land as a day of disgrace, “…We gave them corn and meat; they gave us poison in return.” Douglass, in comparison advocates for black civil rights, and the inequalities for the ever existence of slavery. However, both come together at the end of the day to describe the irony of the same government. With a well develop argument, the prove their point across showing ethos, both emotion and values among their distinct cultures. Fredrick Douglass In The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro, written by Fredrick Douglass on July 5, 1852, Douglass discusses his personal thoughts of the irony of the Declaration of Independence document. Arguing that this day just brings a horrific reminder of the hypocrisy of American law towards the inequality and injustice treatment of slaves. Douglass also highlights the nations unfairness and hollow celebrations such as Thanksgiving, the nations anthems,
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