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Chapter 15 Primary Documents Found on page 435 and 440 are primary documents, meaning an historical source from the moment we are studying. Answer the questions at the end of the document/historical source and also explain why this document/historical is important to understanding history. Page 435: How would you characterize Lincoln’s public position in August 1862? What was he prepared to do for slaves, and under what conditions? In 1862 Lincoln’s public position was what they called a middle of the road stance when it came to slavery. In other words, he was not on either side of slavery at that time but then he later was against slavery. He wanted to destroy slavery all together the conditions that he was under at that time when it came to slavery where that he could do what he wanted to do if it meant that the country would go to war with each other. This primary document is important to history as it is showing the side that Lincoln knew was important. This document is also a letter that is stating how Lincoln really felt about slavery and

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