View single post by HankC
 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 04:56 pm
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>They should think that it would continue, since Lincoln had said he would not >interfere with slavery where it already existed, and he said he had no right to do >so.

>And like I stated in my post, the US Supreme Court also supported slavery.
The Supreme Court does not support issues - it interprets the Constitution.
Slavery was legal in the Constitution.
The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure and good only for the duration of the war - hence the need for the 13th amendment.

>As for Lincoln making it "clear that his administration would oppose admission of >slave states"...
>Lincoln made West Virginia a new state and it was OK for them to keep slavery.
See the previous comment - West Virginia was a state not in rebellion; it could choose freedom or slavery.

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