The Pros And Cons Of Abraham Lincoln's Dream

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When President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of our United States, brought forth the idea of the Emancipation Proclamation his dream was to give all of the slaves freedom and give them equal rights. But was his dream able to become a reality? Did he realize what problems he was going to encounter? My thesis argument will be to think about what he did and how he went about it, and see if he really did the right things at the right time, or was it entirely a political move to enhance his presidency? While opposing slavery, Lincoln did not believe in giving citizenship rights to free blacks. He did not agree with Martin Van Buren when he wanted to give free blacks the right to vote in New York. In taking this stand, he was taking the side of the overwhelming majority of Illinois voters who had strong feelings of racism, and did not believe in giving blacks the regular perks of citizenship. In his early legislative career, Lincoln was a Whig and believed in their ideals and political stance. But, being against slavery, he left that party because they were splitting into two separate areas as some believed in slavery, and some did not. Lincoln noted that he was ‘antislavery’, meaning that he was against expanding slavery into the northern states. He did eventually issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which became the 13th amendment, abolishing slavery in our country. Before he was killed he was talking about giving the power of

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