In one of his later speeches, delivered in 1865, he argues for restricted black suffrage, saying that any black man who served the Union during the Civil War should have the right to vote. Beforehand, Lincoln believed the idea that a majority of the African-American population should return to Africa or Central America; this would have been the better solution for slavery. Henry Clay and Thomas Jefferson favored with Lincoln on this idea, while both men were slave owners. Lincoln’s support of the colonization triggered great anger among the black leaders and abolitionist, who argued that African-Americans were just as native to this country as whites, and they deserved the same rights. “After he issued the first Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln never again spoke publicly of colonization, and the mention of an early released of the proclamation was deleted by the tune the last was issued in January of 1863.” (Howell, Maria
Due to this worry of losing their “way of life” due to Lincoln’s victory in the election, the South decided to secede from the Union, which eventually lead to the Civil War. There was a complex set of factors that led up to the Civil War, the abolitionist movement was one of these, but was definitely not of most importance. Slavery was the main focus of this war, but the center was not the freedom of slavery. Many Americans had little interest in slavery, but cared about their way of life.
The true intentions and views of Abraham Lincoln over the idealism and exploitation of Africa-Americans to slavery weren’t what it seemed to be. On the contrary he himself did not have the need to abolish slavery unless it was asked of him to do so. Most of what the narrator was trying to convey is that Lincoln wasn’t all for being an abolitionists and anti-slavery. His point-of-views differ to that of the abolitionists and thus objected each other’s views and understandings often. The role of Lincoln, in which he abolished slavery as the history books portray, did not seemed to be his primary objective when he ran for candidacy and won the elections for presidency of the United States.
Even though he wanted slaves to become a part of society during the beginning of his political career, he did not believe that black and white Americans would be able to live a society where both would be seen as equals, so therefore he considered the relocation of the black Americans into central America or back to Africa in and established colony of Liberia. However; the Emancipation Proclamation would abolish these ideas and stop these actions from occurring becoming omitted from being done. Lincoln’s view of the situation occurring would make his views ever changing and his morality would always be against slavery, but his loyalty was to a country and it 's founding constitution, which sometimes made him to commit actions that weren 't viewed by the people as antislavery oriented because they made him seem like a two sided president. Today it is known that the biggest influences for Lincoln where probably moral motives and this helped to continue to bring slavery to and end throughout his presidential political career. Although most of his actions were not recognized as correct in society eyes, they were all done following the law and the nation 's constitution.
(12) Stating that Lincoln 's feelings would be hurt to make them equal. Lincoln had no solution to the problem of slaves. When he was office, Lincoln, held a White House meeting with freed blacks to organize a colonization movement back to anywhere but the United States. (17) However, Lincoln was not successful in sending all blacks out of the country. (20) Lincoln believed slavery was wrong, but it was also protected by the Constitution and contained it in the South.
Even some abolitionists believed putting them in the battlefield would be putting African Americans higher than they should be. They said that though blacks should not be enslaved, they should not be equal to the white male. The African Americans, however, refused to give up their fight to be allowed to defend their country with pride. Pressure from blacks eager to fight, from abolitionists and from a few Army officers who needed men, as well as changing circumstances, eventually altered Lincoln's policy. Along the way, convoluted legal questions involving the Constitution and slaves as property had to be got around (Fincher).
“If anything, the opposition was more powerful and effective in the North than in the South.” (Why Did the Confederacy Lose?, pg 120) However the powerful opposition in the North w... ... middle of paper ... ...t and see it as a way to get rid of the moral burden of slavery. The conservative stands Lincoln originally held were broken with the Emancipation Proclamation, causing a massive internal struggle in the South to bring them down. This is why the North had already won to the extent of Lincoln’s conservative political stands. “Having taken an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution, which protected slavery, “I did not consider that I had a right to touch the ‘State’ institution of ‘Slavery’ until all other measures for restoring the Union had failed….”” (Who Freed The Slaves, pg 203) The attrition strategy was halted with the mental conversion of the war being a moral war and the internal divisions in the South would finally clinch victory for the North. However all other advantages were possessed by the North and therefore the North had won the Civil War before it began to the extent of Lincoln’s conservative political stands.
The election of Lincoln led to the secession of eleven slave-holding states and the beginning of the civil war. The states feared Lincoln would restrict their right to do as they chose about the question of black and white, so they went about creating the Confederate South. Four slave-holding states remained in the Union however; Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. During the first part of the war, abolitionists and some military leaders urged Lincoln to issue a proclamation freeing the slaves. They argued that such a policy would benefit the North because slaves were contributing greatly to the Confederate war effort.
One way I knew was because of the talk of slavery. During the time of the war, slavery was seen as a good and bad thing. The North was against the idea of slavery and did anything to try to abolish it, while the South supported slavery strongly. Seeing as slavery brought in good labor and economic privileges to the South, I can see why they would support it. What brought both sides into conflict would be the way Southerners treated slaves.
Then in early 1863 Lincoln passd the Emacipation Proclamation this stated that all slaves in the south were free and were welcome in the north. The north hope this would bring African American workers north and they would fight the war with the north. Another leading cause of the war was the election of president Lincoln he won the election but did not get a single electoral vote from the south. Lincoln was a strong abolishionist and he thought that if slavery was going to stay it should not be allowed in any new states joining the union. This angered the south and they felt that they had not been fairly represented in the election.