Suppressed Information

Chlodio

Forum Staff
Aug 2016
4,610
Dispargum
Suppressed is probably too strong a word. Forgotten might be better. Anyone who reads much about Lincoln in the three or four years leading up to the Civil War would not be surprised by this information. Lincoln on several occasions said he would not interfere with slavery where it already existed. He was only opposed to expanding slavery into the territories, at least as far as his public policy ideas went. He was a lawyer, and he understood that slavery was constitutionally protected where it already existed.
 

betgo

Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
6,441
Not suppressed, but the movie "Lincoln" is misleading showing him push through the version of the 13th Amendment which was actually ratified.

The southern states thought slavery was threatened long term. The Corwin Amendment was an attempt to compromise. If there was no Civil War, slavery would not have ended in the mid 19th century.
 

ARC

Nov 2019
7
Indiana
According to the following link or URL that I posted, Lincoln not only said that he wouldn't oppose the Corwin amendment, he also said that he wouldn't oppose it being irrevocable, and he also sent a letter to all the state governors saying that the previous president, James Buchannan, actually favored it!!:

"Outgoing President James Buchanan endorsed the Corwin Amendment by taking the unprecedented step of signing it. His signature on the Congressional joint resolution was unnecessary, as the President has no formal role in the constitutional amendment process. Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address on March 4, said of the Corwin Amendment:
"I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution -— which amendment, however, I have not seen -— has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service ... holding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable."
Just weeks prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Lincoln sent a letter to each state's governor transmitting the proposed amendment, noting that Buchanan had approved it."

 

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
27,235
Italy, Lago Maggiore
The supressed information is in Wikipedia? How is supressed?
It's not "suppressed" at all ... this thread is about an aspect of Lincoln's political life which usually is not that visible [but it's known even in Italy ...].
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
6,040
Portugal
It's not "suppressed" at all ... this thread is about an aspect of Lincoln's political life which usually is not that visible [but it's known even in Italy ...].
Indeed. Exactly my point. It's not "suppressed" at all. The premise is misleading, or better it is incorrect.
 

ARC

Nov 2019
7
Indiana
The supressed information is in Wikipedia? How is supressed?
#1. How many Americans know all the details?? Why aren't all the details taught in schools?? Do the majority of Americans want to know all of the details?? Why are the details so unknown or forgotten??

#2. Why are the Black civil rights leaders silent on all these details?? Do they love religion more than the hate slavery??

#3. Considering that Abraham Lincoln didn't oppose the Corwin Amendment, how long would slavery have lasted in the United States if South Carolina hadn't attacked Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, or if the South hadn't fired the 1st shots??
 

ARC

Nov 2019
7
Indiana
#1. "Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, with exceptions provided for the East India Company, Ceylon, and Saint Helena. These exceptions were eliminated in 1843."

Slavery in Britain - Wikipedia

#2. Would Great Britain also have ended slavery in America by 1843 if George Washington had been defeated??

#3. How many people know the details of the Sullivan Expedition??: [Please note that although 3 of the links below have the same title, they all go to different URL's!!]

Sullivan Expedition - Wikipedia

https://www.historyisfun.org/blog/the-sullivan-expedition

Massacre & Retribution: The 1779-80 Sullivan Expedition

Sullivan Expedition

The Clinton-Sullivan Campaign of 1779 - Fort Stanwix National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Sullivan Expedition

Retribution: Sullivan Expedition

The 1779 Sullivan Campaign - Archiving Early America

Sullivan Expedition
 
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