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Abraham Lincoln Was President Because He Was Moderate

Lincoln was not an abolitionist, but did his actions speak louder than words?

Photo adapted by author on Canva Pro, original photo from Alexander Gardner on Wikipedia Commons

“Historians have been wrestling, ever since, with what it was, exactly, that changed Lincoln from an antislavery moderate to the Great Emancipator, and more and more scholars have come to believe that it wasn’t just Lincoln’s own great…

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