Lincoln's Fight For Freedom Analysis

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After the Nebraska and Kansas act of 1854, the problems between the North and the South grew. Lincoln’s confessed that his true goal was to stop the expansion of slavery from spreading into other territories within the nation. As war broke out, he was compelled by the Northern states and abolitionists to stress that the Union army’s main war focus was on freedom. The only problem was, Lincoln want to focus on the save the Union and reinstate the national authority over the South once more. President Lincoln wanted to preserve the Union over freeing the slaves, multiple of times he expressed his want to bring the country back together and forget about freeing the slaves entirely. Perhaps he would free some slaves here and there, but he knew …show more content…
A former slave of the south wrote a letter about how a slave in these times cannot serve two masters. The Union wants them to join their army, while the South seeks to keep them as slaves. President Lincoln sought to arm as many soldiers, whether the soldier was white or colored it didn’t matter if it meant it would crush the Southern rebellion. All the slaves sought for was not to serve two masters, but they wanted nothing more than liberty. Deep down, they knew that if slavery was still enacted there would always be a rebellion against the Union. Many people of the nation believed that the Union was not truly fighting to set them free, but to the slave all that they pursued for was a chance for their own freedom and liberty. They wanted to fight, neither side was out to help them, but their goal was not to help either side. In the end their goal was to fight for their own rights under the colored army of the Union and have something worth fighting and dying …show more content…
Lincoln sought to unite the nation once more, upholding the nation and reestablishing the power over the South. Even in the slave letter did he point out that neither side really pursued to free them. The South wanted to keep them as slaves and the North wanted the slaves only for their army. Neither side sought for their independence from enslavement, only the slaves themselves fought for their own liberty and freedom. Even at the end of the war the South did not see the slaves as a free group of people, they resented the Union, the damage they inflicted on their homes and land and they abhorred the new working structure the government created. The main objective of the Civil War was not to abolish slavery, but protect the Union and reunite the nation. In the end the free slaves sought to reunite, not the nation, but reunite with their lost relatives and family that they were torn apart

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