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Instead, they said that the North was fighting in order to preserve the United States as one nation. “My paramount [primary] aim in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery,” Lincoln stated. ” Lincoln chose preserving the Union as his primary war aim partly for political reasons. He did not want to risk losing the support of the four “border” states—Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri—that allowed slavery but remained loyal to the United States. Another reason that people claimed the war was not about slavery was widespread racism.
Things to remember while reading Frederick Douglass’s “American Apocalypse” speech: • At the time Douglass became famous as a writer and speaker, many white people believed that black people were inferior. They created a stereotype (an overly simpliFrederick Douglass 31 fied concept or belief about a group of people) of black people as uneducated and unable to express intelligent thoughts or opinions. But when they were exposed to the speeches and writings of black people like Frederick Douglass, many whites were forced to admit that those beliefs were wrong.