Historical Analysis and Interpretation: Identifying the Core Values of a Hypothetical Douglass Administration
In an undated item, Douglass responded to a question posed to him regarding what he would do if he were president of the United States. Read Douglass’ response.
- Why did Douglass remark that the question was “a little absurd”?
- What did Douglass identify as the central focus of any such administration?
- What does this response reveal about Douglass’ values and aspirations?
- Pick a major presidential decision that occurred during Douglass’ life. What alternative course of action might Douglass have chosen? Explain