Essay - The Ending of Slavery the 13th amendment and Lincoln's Battle against freedom Throughout the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century

Essay - The Ending of Slavery the 13th amendment and...

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The Ending of Slavery: the 13th amendment, and Lincoln's Battle against freedom Throughout the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, slavery along with its existence in it’s regard to morality along with “efficiency”, divided our country down the middle ejecting us into a civil war that by the grit of our teeth ended without the succession of the southern states. While The Founding Fathers of our beloved country immortalized this montra of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” along with”equality within the documents that our nation was built upon, they strategically failed to mention slavery, most importantly how it was legal in all 13 in 1776. Of course this comes as no surprise, when many of them including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison to name a few owned slaves themselves; These same founding fathers also openly acknowledged that slavery was morally incorrect.While Thomas jefferson banned the importation of slaves from africa in 1807, The systematic web of slavery had been woven into the tapestry that was america, it would only be a matter of time before war broke out, and it did. In 1861 when the civil war imploded in america over 4 million people of african descent were being held as slaves in 15 southern, and border states. Throughout the course of the war Politicians in office struggled on how to deal with that specific moral evil, this burden of truth fell heaviest on Abraham Lincoln. By 1862 despite his conflicting emotions Lincoln was sure that emancipating the south's slaves would give the Union the upper hand they needed to defeat the confederate rebellion. The emancipation proclamation

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