Class Notes

When dealing with immigration issues today, I think a speech by Fredrick Douglas could give at least one possible solution. Douglas talked about the importance of three boxes, the cartridge box, the jury box, and the ballot box. The cartridge box was that black Americans should join the army and fight for their freedom. The jury box meant that if they fought they could earn citizenship. Finally, the ballot box was their right to vote. Douglas believed the best way for them to have the second two boxes was to do the first. He knew if they served their country it would be difficult to deny them the other two. I think one path to citizenship today could be allowing immigrants to serve in the military to give something back to their new nation and be rewarded for their service.

This will be my last class notes for about a week. If I come across any interesting historical sites in my travels I will fill you in.

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