Essay The Preamble Museum, By Frederick Douglass
We The People
Indian Removal Act
The United States government wanted to expand more and they needed to force Native Americans out to do so.
“By persuasion and force they have been made to retire from river to river and from mountain to mountain ... ... this fate surely awaits them if they remain within the limits of the states does not admit of a doubt.” - President Jackson
This showed how the Indians did not meet President Jackson’s definition of people, as they were constantly being pushed away so that the whites would have more room, showing how whites were considered moe of “people” than them.
Independence Day Speech
Frederick Douglass made this speech to a group of abolitionists on July 5, 1852 about Independence Day and what that meant to black people.
“I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us.” - Frederick Douglass
This showed how black people were not included as people in the country, as a great distance separated those celebrating their independence and those that were slaves.
FDR’s First Inaugural Address
FDR’s First Inaugural Address occurred during the Great Depression and when Hitler started to gain power in Germany.
“In the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor—the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others.” - President Roosevelt