Year of the flip-flop
A prime example would be Abraham Lincoln. He ran for president in 1860 with no intention of doing anything about slavery in places where it existed, only to issue the Emancipation Proclamation banning slavery in 1863.
You said Lincoln made a change in policy in 1863 by issuing the Emanpication Proclamation banning slavery. I wish you would read and understand history. The proclamation only freed slaves in the Confederate States (territory Lincoln did not control). Slavery continued to exist in Matyland, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri – after Lincoln died in 1865. Please dont twist the truth!
Our reference to the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation was a bit over-simplified: GBU Editor
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