Abraham Lincoln And The Great Emancipator

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Abraham Lincoln, “ The Great Emancipator,” was the president of the United States from March 1861 to April 1865- when he was assassinated. Lincoln is known world-wide for the Emancipation Proclamation, which accomplished the freeing of the slaves, or so the they taught at the school. What schools don’t teach is that the Emancipation Proclamation had many restraints within it. Slaves were only to be freed in “rebellious states”: Southern states,(Graham);slavery remained untouched in the states that supported the Union: Northern states, California, and New Mexico territory. The school’s portray Lincoln as an affectionate, gentle, and pure man; but he has all but those characteristics. Lincoln had many opportunities before, and during the Civil War to free all of the slaves, whether they were enslaved in a Southern or Northern state, but he chose not to. Abraham Lincoln was a deceitful president who used the facade of emancipation, and the disregardment of the constitution as political tactics to gain followers and receive more power in order to advance his secret agenda.
“ I have no purpose; directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exist...,”(DiLorenzo 21) stated Lincoln, in his First Inaugural address. Slavery existed in eighteen states; there were about 3,950,528 slaves living in those states, (Einstein). He backed up his statement in his First Inaugural Address by saying that he has no purpose to interfere with…
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