Was always under the impression he was always against

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was always under the impression he was always against slavery, and felt passionately about the inhumane treatment of slaves during that time. It was hard for me to read of Lincoln's true feelings about the issue of slavery, and even after issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. He only wanted to seek political gain from it by hopefully causing Confederate slaves to turn against their masters to fight for the preservation of the Union. I guess I shouldn't have expected his opinion to be any different from all the other slave owners during the mid to late 1800's. It was simply a time of struggle for African Americans, and even though there were those abolitionists who attempted to gain better circumstances for slaves, these were all just attempts used to spark the minds and hearts of others to better their situation, which eventually has led us to the freedom we all possess and enjoy today. Great post! Paula New! Re: GUIDING QUESTION #2: How did Lincoln's policies on slavery change as the Civil War continued?
New! Re: GUIDING QUESTION #2: How did Lincoln's policies on slavery change as the Civil War continued?
Hey TIJWANA, After reading your summary on “How did Lincoln's policies on slavery change as the Civil War continued?” I completely agree with what you’ve said. It was said that Lincoln feared that if he did or said anything that could be interpreted as interfering with slavery, those four states would leave the union too. Lincoln’s aims throughout the war, was on the objection to preserve the Union. He felt that any polices that helped or hindered black people were subordinate to that goal and those four remaining states were slave states. Why do you think Lincoln finally acknowledge slavery was wrong? How do you think this made slave owners feel? TIJWANA your summary was very insightful and focus on many of the key points. New! Re: GUIDING QUESTION #2: How did Lincoln's policies on slavery change as the Civil War continued? TIJWANA SIMMONS (Apr 13, 2014 7:33 PM) - Read by: 2 Hey Jerleen- Thanks for your comments and question. I think that Lincoln finally acknowledged slavery was wrong was nothing but trickery. His loyalty was preserving the Union. He finally acknowledged the evil of slavery to make black folks feel like he cared and black folks did not trust him. Even

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