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Unformatted text preview: -Only wants to save the Union-Others saw the end of slavery as the only reasonable way to live together-Lincoln is convinced that freeing slaves might help save the Union-If Lincoln frees slaves, abolitionists would increase support for war-England would also support war Lincoln & Cabinet Considering Emancipation Proclamation-Freed slaves in confederacy where Lincoln had no power-Didnt free slaves in border states where Lincoln did have power-Fear border states would finally secede and join Confederacy-Emancipation Proclamation doesnt actually free any slaves-Did get point across that goal of the war was to end slavery-Ensured England would never side with Confederacy-Led to thousands of new volunteers-Gave the Union new sense of mission?...
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- Fall '07