Summary: Abraham Lincoln is one of the most influential citizens of the United States credited for the abolition of slavery. However, a drastically slow process took place before slavery was officially terminated. In 1860, Lincoln and the Republican Party signed a wafer stating that slavery wouldn’t expand to more territories.
While it is true that Lincoln often stated that he felt slavery was evil and harmful, he also didn’t feel that blacks should be assimilated, meaning they shouldn’t have been comfortable or custom to the white society. He often rejected social equality of the races, often favoring whites in lawsuits and in courtrooms. It is also believed that Lincoln supported projects to remove blacks from the United States.