Reconciles Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation And The Quote " In I Am Not Nor Never Have Been In Favor Of Bringing About In Any Way, The Social And Political Equality Of The White And Black Races..."

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On the course towards Lincoln's election in the year of 1858, he delivered many speeches stating his views on slavery, freedom, equality of the races and other platforms within his campaign. Lincoln spoke to the crowd; he told his listeners what they wanted and desired to hear. In one speech given to an audience of Republicans in Chicago, he spoke on the issue of race proposing to, "...discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man--this race and that race, and the other race being inferior...Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal" (Lincoln). To a group of anti-slavery supporters he depicted his attitudes towards blacks and whites as two equal and mixed races, but, to a group of Southern listeners his stand differed. Contradicting himself, in Charleston, which is located in a Southern state, Lincoln changed his stand to reflect the opinions of his audience, "I am not nor never 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 never have been in favor of making voters of the free Negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, or having them to marry with white people...there must be the position of superior and inferior, that I as much as any other white man am in favor of the superior position being assigned to the white man" (Lincoln). Although this statement proves to be the opposite of his previous approaches on the issue while he was in the North, it can be proven valid through examples of his political actions such as the Emancipation Proclamation.Stated in the Emancipation Proclamation, first issued and discussed on September 22, 1862, Lincoln declared that , "...all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people where of shall then be in rebellion with the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free..." (Lincoln). Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation affirmed those slaves in states of rebellion free; his proclamation did not affect those states already in control by Union forces or the Border States. After the announcement on September 22, 1862, Lincoln gave the states in rebellion one hundred days to rejoin the Union to avoid the releasing of their slaves. Because his, "...immediate goal was not so much to liberate the slaves as to strengthen the moral cause of the Union..." the Emancipation Proclamation could be viewed as a final attempt to restore the Union (Bailey 467). Through restoration of the Union it would help to avert and conclude the Civil War to avoid drastic...

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