Besides being the right thing to do, it prevented England and France from interceding on the side of the South, and it sent a message to the states in rebellion that they would lose their slaves unless they rejoined the Union before the next January 1st.
Abraham Lincoln wanted to free the slaves.
Abraham Lincoln signed a billl to free the slaves . his wife Mary todd had slaves work for her.
the will to free the slaves
Abraham Lincoln did not kill any slaves. He worked to free them.
Abraham Lincoln didn't free slaves because,the south seceded from the Union.
To Free the Slaves
Abraham Lincoln set the slaves free.
0 - it took the 13th Amendment to free the slaves. Lincoln had no constitutional authority for the Emancipation Proclamation and he knew it.
Fredrick Douglas urged Lincoln to free the slaves as a Moral Issue, but it raised morale as well.