Wednesday, March 05, 2008

'Honest' Abe

President Abe Lincoln did not oppose slavery in the south- he merely wanted to stop its spread into the western territories, due to economic considerations. He also wanted to ban free black immigration from one state into other states. Before the Civil War, Lincoln sought to 'deport' or 'colonize' (he used both terms) ALL blacks either to Haiti or back to Africa. Even toward the end of the Civil War, he still tried to find a way to get rid of all the blacks in the United States.


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