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Caribbean angered black leaders such as Fredrick Douglas. In my opinion if that was the price of freedom it was something worth considering due to the harsh treatment African slaves and black people were facing in America. It was apparently obvious that America or President Lincoln didn’t share the same opinion about slavery as many black leaders such as Fredrick Douglas did.v/rCoreyNew! Re: GUIDING QUESTION# 1: When the Civil War began, what was Abraham Lincoln's primary objective? Jesse Creal(Apr 11, 2014 7:52 AM) - Read by: 5President Lincoln’s primary objective was to preserve the Union before anything else. He wanted to prevent any states from leaving the union and any prevent anymore states from joining the confederacy. The Civil war wasn’t about slavery like some speculate, as far as emancipation Lincoln wanted to free the slaves and send them back to Africa and that was the extent of his plans for the slaves. The slaves were not factoredinto union so they were on the back burner. Slaves were also used as a motivation tool towoo succeeded states back as well as keep others within the union; Lincoln threatened toemancipate slaves if states did not cooperate. The Southern states were dissatisfied with the Lincoln election because his being elected meant high tariffs in the South. Lincoln’s objectives were clear his concern was for the Union. In the past I was under the assumption that Lincoln was all for stopping slavery when really he was just using it as a weapon to keep states cooperating. It seems that many times throughout history slaves and slavery were used as leverage whether it was politically or economically. Many of the founding fathers and heroes that we learned about in previous schooling where over glorified in my opinion, not saying that they weren’t significant. But there was a lot more darkness associated with them and their motives and ideals on slavery. Hine, Darlene C., Hine William C. & Harrold, Stanley. The African-American Odyssey, Volume 1 (5th Ed.). Pearson Education. 2011New! Re: GUIDING QUESTION# 1: When the Civil War began, what was Abraham Lincoln's primary objective? Chaquria Brown(Apr 13, 2014 8:41 PM) - Read by: 3Hello Jesse,All my life I was told that Lincoln was all for African Americans and freeing slaves. I was told told that he abolish slavery because he thought it was the right thing to do. After reading this weeks
reading I realize that Lincoln didn't care weather slavery end or not. His only concern was to save the Union during the Civil War. At first he didn't want to lose any more states to the confederate side that's why he watched what he said and did concerning slaves. He offered to compensate statesfor their slaves, then send the slave to west African. Southern states didn't agree with that one bit. After the Union won a major battle Lincoln then issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation(Sept 1862) stating that the Confederate states had until Jan. 01, 1863 to join the Union or he wouldabolish slavery. I think the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was just a scare tactic to get thesouthern states to join the Union and when they didn't join he had to stand on his word.