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Why did Lincoln wait two years before freeing the slaves?


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2010-03-02 00:12:06
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The Emancipation Proclamation was instituted at a time during the war when the north was losing and it was used to create unrest in the south. The slaves weren't freed they were only freed in the south. The last 2 states to give up their slaves were Ohio and Delaware 2 years after the war. Gen. Lee inherited 50 slaves and released them 10 years before the war started. Gen. Grant was forced to free his slaves. The civil war was not fought over slavery it was fought over individual states rights.

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