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If slavery is not wrong nothing is wrong he stated in a now-famous quote.
Abraham lincoln's political party. The war itself was still not recognized by the North as a war because Abraham Lincoln refused to recognize the South as its own nation. Abraham Lincoln s position on slavery in the United States is one of the most discussed aspects of his life. The nation was at peace for less than six weeks of his presidency and his was the only presidency that was entirely bounded by the parameters of war.
In the center of these developments stood the question whether that nation could continue to grow with the system of slavery or not. I am naturally anti-slavery. Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on Saturday March 4 1865 during his second inauguration as President of the United StatesAt a time when victory over secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery in all of the US.
Inherently linked to an issue that almost dissolved the nation was the problem of. TemplateInfobox President This article details Abraham Lincolns actions during the American Civil WarLincoln despite being little prepared for it by prior military experience was first and foremost a war president. Was near an end Lincoln did not speak of happiness but of sadness.
The political situation of the Civil War was relatively dire. With the South in a state of outright rebellion it was on Abraham Lincolns shoulders to try and preserve the Union at all costs. Lincoln often expressed moral opposition to slavery in public and private.
Some see this speech as a defense of his pragmatic approach to. Abraham Lincoln a self-taught lawyer legislator and vocal opponent of slavery was elected 16th president of the United States in November 1860 shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War.