Answer to Question #151465 in History for Dana

Question #151465
What is Lincoln view on slavery and the civil war
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2020-12-17T08:01:18-0500

LINCOLN’S VIEW ON SLAVERY AND CIVIL WAR

Abraham was morally opposed to slavery and politically opposed to its expansion. In 1854, Abraham Lincoln scheduled three speeches having been enraged by a bill raised by Stephan Douglas’ on expansion of slavery. In the Peoria speech, one of the speeches, he aired his thoughts on slavery; his main view on slavery was that the slaves were to since slavery was unjust. Even though he contemplated on freeing all the slaves and taking them to Africa he had no idea how to free them. To him the black slaves were not part of America but those who were uprooted from Africa. He thought that colonization could end slavery. In 1862 he issued a proclamation, Emancipation proclamation to free all enslaved people and this led to the black people being free and even joining the war lines. He observed that the civil war was testing whether united states or any democracy could long endure and urged people to make sure democracy survived in American soil. He was for the idea of reconciliation., he urged the military commanders to tell the people of Missouri to av avoid vengeance 


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