How Did Abraham Lincolns End Slavery

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Abraham Lincolns views on slavery were very important during his presidency. During Abraham Lincolns presidency in the 1860’s the slaves were finally freed after two hundred and forty-six years. This essay will be about, Abraham Lincolns views on slavery, how he ended slavery, and how Abraham Lincolns actions effect the United States.
Abraham Lincolns did not support the idea of slavery. Abraham Lincoln believed that it the idea of slavery was not morally correct. Although, Abraham Lincoln did want slavery to be put to an end he was not an abolitionist. Abraham Lincoln was against slavery but he did not support the quality between a white man and a black man. Abraham Lincoln was able to make his thoughts extremely clearly during one of his …show more content…

Abraham Lincolns process while ending slavery was something Abraham Lincoln thought he had to do. Abraham Lincoln once said, "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause." (ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ABOUT SLAVERY). What is taken from this quote is that it shows a little bit of Abraham Lincolns thought process about ending slavery. Abraham Lincoln was ending slavery because he thought he would be able to save the union by putting an end to slavery. He even said that if he could save the union without ending slavery he would do that. Abraham discussed that everything he was doing about slavery and race was all part of his plan to save the union. The way Abraham Lincoln put an end to slavery was on the date, January 1st in 1863 the first day of the new year Abraham issued the …show more content…

Abraham Lincoln was able to majorly effect the way the United States of America ran their country. The effect Abraham Lincoln cause because of his actions was the movement to free slaves in the United States of America. The transition of the war being more focused on freeing the slaves than being about the Union caused an amazing deal of opposition up in the North. Many Northerners unwilling and refusing to fight in the war. The reason the Northerners were refusing and unwilling to fight was because they simply did not want to fight for the black people’s freedom (The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect). Though, as soon as the wars primary goal was changed to black’s freedom a lot of black people started enlisting in the war. Once Abraham Lincoln had released his final Emancipation Proclamation the federal army than officially started accepting black men into the military ranks. By the time the war had ended around one hundred and eighty-six thousand black solders had joined the army of the Union. Around ninety thousand of those black military soldiers came from the the Confederate States and around forty-three thousand black soldiers came from border slave states, and than around fifty-three thousand black soldiers came from the free states. Even though many blacks were in the military the still faced much segregation and discrimination. The biggest discrimination the blacks

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