Anyone with half a brain, who reads that document will be able to conclude that Lincoln didn't free anyone. The document states that the slaves in the CSA states were freed, but the states that stayed in the union could keep their slaves. Lincoln had no authority within the Confederate States of America, therefore he had no authority to enact anything in that state. For everyone's information, Lincoln was more racist than most. He was all for sending all black people back to Africa. When his advisers told him that it was a bad political move, Lincoln settled on sending them to Haiti. Thankfully, that never came to fruition. But, it's past time to quit hailing this man as a hero and see him for the petty tyrant that he was.
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