Lincoln Announces Slaves To Be Free
Confederate States Are Furious
The economic struggles that the South would suffer would greatly hinder its ability to trade goods with Great Britain. This would cause Great Britain's support for the South to dwindle drastically. This would cause a logistical nightmare for the Souths war effort.
President Lincoln, as many other northerners, believed that is was our moral duty to abolish slavery. One of the advantages of this was the fact that free men could join the Union army. This would not only strengthen its ranks but also provide much needed support and man power for the campaigns directed against the South.