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Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist and Advisor to the President-- Task #8-- Frederick Douglass' "Three Learnings for a Successful Life"

Student Task #8-- Three Learnings for a Successful Life

This TASK works with #13 & #14.  They could all be completed as a unit.

Frederick Douglass accomplished a lot in his life, based upon his life-plan THREE LEARNINGS

1. Believing in yourself; 

2.  Taking advantage of every opportunity;

3.  Using the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.

READ:  ARTICLES # 5  AND  #9Article # 9 has two parts.  The first is about the "Forty Acres and a Mule," and the second is a description to the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution (the Reconstruction Amendments)

Answer these questions in an essay.  Further reading may help in your answers.

1.  What happened to local state "Black Codes" with the passing of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments?

2.  What was the Freedmen's Bureau?  Was it helpful for newly free blacks?  Click Here to read about it.

3.  What Civil War general tried to establish a program of free land for free blacks in the Savannah, Ga area?  Did the free blacks get to maintain their community and property?

4.  What happened to many of the free blacks in the South, after the Civil War?  Could they get jobs, own land

 A List of the Frederick Douglass Activity Tasks