Moving towards Emancipation. Crittenden Resolution. Passed by Congress July of 1861 War is being fought to preserve the Union, not to end slavery. Lincoln had stated as much in his First Inauguration Speech. First Confiscation Act-1862.
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“I would do it if I were not afraid that half the officers would fling down their arms and three more States would rise. “ Lincoln-summer 1861
a. Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland
2. Offend the racist element in the North
a. Did not want freed slaves to take their jobs