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On the course towards Lincolns election in the year of 1858 he delivered many speeches stating his views on slavery freedom equality of the races and other platforms within his campaign Lincoln spoke to the crowd he told his listeners what they wanted and desired to hear In one speech given to an audience of Republicans in Chicago he spoke on the issue of race proposing to discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man--this race and that race and the other race being inferiorLet us discard all these things and unite as one people throughout this land until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal Lincoln To a group of anti-slavery supporters he depicted his attitudes towards blacks and whites as two equal and mixed races but to a group of Southern listeners his stand differed Contradicting himself in Charleston which is located in a Southern state Lincoln changed his stand to reflect the opinions of his audience I am not nor never have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races that I am not nor never have been in favor of making voters of the free Negroes or jurors or qualifying them to hold office or having them to marry with white peoplethere must be the position of superior and inferior that I as much as any other white man am in favor of the superior position being assigned to the white man Lincoln Although this statement proves to be the opposite of his previous approaches on the issue while he was in the North it can be proven valid through examples of his political actions such as the Emancipation Proclamation Stated in the Emancipation Proclamation first issued and discussed on September 22 1862 Lincoln declared that all persons held as slaves within any state or designated
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