Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War

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I believe that the documents presented from chapter nine: Defending a New Birth of Freedom, Abraham Lincoln’s main intentions in regards to the reconstruction of the Union was to reunite the country. The reason being simply because Abraham Lincoln had been involved in doing so much to perform such a deed which had included the following: General Grant’s promotion to general in chief during the ongoing feud with the Confederacy, the passing of the Wade-Davis Bill and refusal by Lincoln to sign it, incorporating women’s contributions into the war, and lastly using his title as President to instill into people’s mind that war was the key in achieving freedom and Union.

Lincoln had to battle his way to attaining liberty without slavery by successfully conquering the Confederacy army whose intention of restoring the Union was to be the way it used to be with slavery. In addition, unless this was put to a stop before Election Day which was on November 1864 the hope for freedom had rested upon Lincoln’s re-election to a second term. However, the Confederacy did not care much for winning battles since they had a different tactic to achieving victory. Their line of attack was to implant fear into the Northerners by sending their message in the form of injured and deceased Union men. Therefore, the Confederacy had figured that this would force the Northerners to back out of the war and appreciate their self-determination. Hence forth, Lincoln had acknowledged that he was in desperate need of triumph in order to encourage the Northerners that war would be over shortly; and bowing down to accepting the Confederacy’s independence would be the last thing on their agenda. That is why Abraham Lincoln had appointed General Grant to be general in chief and his second hand man in hopes of achieving this victory to assure the people that they will not be defeated (War without End, 264-265). This is why I strongly believe Abraham Lincoln was for the people based off his actions...
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