Did Lincoln Really Want to Free the Slaves.

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “I clam not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events controlled me” (Letter to Albert G. Hodges). In agreement with his quote, when President Lincoln distributed the exceptional Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Lincoln freed slaves in the Southern states, although he and his actions were being controlled by the civil war. On September22, 1862, in the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln put forth a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (Tackach 45). The document stated that after January 1, 1863, slaves belonging to all Southern states that were still in rebellion would be free (Tachach 45). Nevertheless, the Emancipation Proclamation had no instant until Thirteenth Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1865, about three years after the Emancipation was ordained. (Tackach 9-10). If the Emancipation Proclamation did not completely abolish slavery, what was the point of the document? Lincolns Emancipation a Proclamation was not actually written for the intention of freeing slaves at all. Preferably, it was a war tactic to militarily weaken the South and preserve the Union, add soldiers to the Union cause, and in many opinions please abolitionist northerners. What did Abraham Lincoln do and think when taking in consideration slavery during the Civil War? In Abrahams first Inaugural Address he states” I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the intuition of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. “(pg. 53-54) Lincoln did not want the South to be afraid of his Republican Presidency either. From the start of the Civil war, Lincoln clarified that the goal of the war was not to “put down slavery, but to put the flag back”, and he refused
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