(Number 5) Frederick Douglas, one of the most influential abolitionist speakers, started out as a slave, but escaped to New York. Through Douglass's life, he commited himself to the complete abolition of slavery, he traveled the Country giving speeches at Abolition rallies and joined several organizations. Douglas not only influenced the North, he pushed them towards wanting abolition more than ever, he did this not only from his incredible orator skills, but his writing in newspapers and magazines, which spread his ideas further. With Frederick Douglas, the North and South disputed over slavery even more, because the North became even more motivated to abolish slavery. With this motivation the North began to dislike the South more and vice versa.