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As he described in the proclamation, the abolishment of slavery was “a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing [the rebellion of the Southern states].” Lincoln was prepared to save the Union in every possible way, regardless whether or not to even tackle the issue of slavery. He did not even draft the proclamation until late 1862. The time period further explain the motives behind Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln did not sign the documents in order to give the African-American slaves freedom and equality over all Americans. In reality, it served its purpose to destroy the South's labor force and weaken their war effort.
He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves, in the union. Let’s not get his motives confused though. We read in his letter to Hon. Horace Greeley, “ If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing s... ... middle of paper ... ....proxygsu-sclb.galileo.usg.edu/levels/high/article/31056>. "Frederick Douglass."History.com.
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