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Abraham Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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The Great Emancipator

It is common for Many historians and Americans to think as Lincoln as the president who fought for social equality, and freed all salves therefore believe he is entitle to to deserve the title of the great emancipator. There has been enough historical support that President Lincoln primary objective to fight in the American civil war (1861-1865) was not to fight to end slavery but fight to restore the union of the country. Abraham Lincoln was a great president during the civil war but whether or not he deserves the the titles of the great emancipator is another matter.

Under the definition of emancipator, which means to free ( a slaves) from bondage
Abraham Lincoln did believe that slavey was morally wrong and went agains the Declaration of Independence. "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy."The fiery Trial by William E. G, has chosen from Lincoln's speeches and writing of the Abraham Lincoln of the sixteen president of the u tie states.

Evidence and brief studies of Lincoln writings and speeches on slavery contain examples of Lincoln view on slavery. Racism was a common at the time of his term and though Lincoln never showed bad treatment towards slaves however, this brief writing of Abraham Lincoln on slavery shows that he felt that African Americans could never be equal with white. "I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races -- that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them t...

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...tant as to preserve the union.

In conclusion, to think that slavey was the only factor that Abraham Lincoln fought the civil war which killed more Americans than any other American war when in reality his main goal to fight in the civil war was mainly for the purpose of keeping the union together. Abraham Lincoln gets too much credit for the freedom of slaves when he did not care whether African American received freedom. Lincoln does not deserve credit as to give him the accolade of the "The Great Emancipator" If civil war it self was not 100 percent about slavery to begin than neither should Lincoln accolade as "the great emancipator" I would prefer to give him a give him the title of the "Great president" instead for everything he did accomplish in his one term as president of the United States of America before his assassination
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