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During the campaign for President in 1960, Lincoln showed his opposition to slavery and made it his goal to limit the spread of slavery towards the west into the territories America had gotten from Mexico. shortly after elected president, Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves in the Confederacy and changed the war from a battle to preserve the Union into a battle for freedom. The Emancipation Proclamation was an important factor that showed the Union was fully supporting freedom of African Americans and the death of slavery in America. Lincoln’s long hard struggle for equality and end of slavery had a limited effect on slaves as well as the outcome of the civil war. before the death of slavery in America, negros witnessed a cruel life. their skin color was the reason they were entirely under the domination of caucasians. Howard Zinn proves my thesis by talking about the life of a slave prior to the war. “But can statistics record what it meant for families to be torn apart, when a master, for profit, sold a husband or a wife, a son or daughter... The whippings, the punishments, were work disciplines” (Zinn Ch. 9).slaves were not only separated from their families, but also they were also physically abused. Their bodies and love for each other were continuously damaged in hopes of downing their spirits. all of this cruelty is related to the thesis because before the war slave negroes were presented as property. Even those who supposedly support the African American still regard them as a lower class beings.the abolitionist movement continued, “Blacks had to struggle constantly with the unconscious racism of white abolitionists” (Zinn Ch. 9). Negroes were denied the right to stay with their family and ...
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