“Lincoln” Reflection PromptTwo years before the introduction of the 13th amendment, the EmancipationProclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’thelp the slaves much because it helped the slaves free when in rebellion. This triggered the ideaof the 13th amendment to Lincoln to make all slaves free by abolishing slavery. Since there weremore Republicans than Democrats, Lincoln had an advantage where was re-elected as thepresident continuing his goal of abolishing slavery. With the help of his cabinet members,Lincoln went closer to achieving the ratification of the 13th amendment.The reason that Lincoln wants to win the Civil war is to get the 13thamendment passed asa federal law. He thrives in the government trying to convince the states to abolish slavery. Forthe amendment to get passed in the Congress, excluding the Republicans, 20 votes are neededfrom the Republicans. But Lincoln realizes the reason people want to get the amendment ratifiedis because they want the Civil war to end as soon as possible. A couple from Jefferson Cityexplain why they favor the president and the amendment so they can live in peace.To get the opposition party at least to think about ratifying the amendment Lincoln needshis cabinet members to convince and make peace. So to bring up the amendment to the Congressfor debate, Lincoln and the cabinet made the Republican representatives Ashley and Stevens tohelp them get the 13th amendment debate started.