Essay on Abraham Lincoln Proposed The Emancipation Proclamation

1150 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
When Abraham Lincoln proposed the Emancipation Proclamation, it was more of a noble act of morality than it was a violation of the states rights. Lincoln knew that the best course of action, and the choice with the most moral standing, was freeing the slaves. Or, at least, clearing the way for the emancipation process to begin and gradually abolishing slavery. Even though the reason that Lincoln proposed the proclamation was to get states to return to the Union, he still believed that slavery was wrong. Lincoln knew that it was an evil idea and wanted to make sure that it did not spread any more than it already has. The Proclamation was not a violation of the states rights; slavery was already a violation of morality that all people should have. Everybody is supposed to be created equal, however, that excluded everybody besides free, white males. African Americans were forced to be the property of such said men and Lincoln took it upon himself to do what was right and lett the slaves live their lives with the rights that they deserved to have.
Slavery is defined as the buying and selling of human beings for the purpose of forced and unpaid labor. Even just the definition alone shows the immorality of this practice. Slavery is not only the result of racism; it also helps fuel racism. It leaves a legacy of discrimination and disadvantage, uses force or threat of force on other human beings, perpetuates the abuse of children, and also increases human unhappiness (¨Ethics and…

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