It's on yahoo today.
I'd never heard of this before-it's awful.
Answer by m-avi at 3:22 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
From the link: "Lincoln even referred to colonization in the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, his September 1862 warning to the South that he would free all slaves in Southern territory if the rebellion continued. Unlike some others, Lincoln always promoted a voluntary colonization, rather than forcing blacks to leave."
"Most of the evidence points to the idea that Lincoln is looking at other ways" to resolve the transition from slavery besides colonization at the end of his presidency, Schwartz said."
Considering the times, I still think Lincoln was forward thinking. Had he lived longer we might know more about his changing views on this topic. We can really only speculate.
Answer by LoriKeet at 3:26 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
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Answer by Kathy675 at 6:48 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Yes I knew this. It AMAZES me what is left out of basic education. out of allmy years in school I only had 2 teachers (one in elementary school one in college) teach the FACT that the Civil war was about WAY more than slavery! That that became the issue of spin because ALL states at that time had had slaves. The REAL reason was the much HIGHER TAXES being forced upon the Southern states!
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