“As long as blacks continue to live with the whites, they constitute a threat to national life.”“I am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.”“I have no purpose directly nor indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery.”
The Missouri Compromise: slavery is limited to areas below the green line.
The Kansas/Nebraska Act: Lincoln's concern was that the black race would be bondaged here from Africa, endlessly, and whether freed, or escaped, co-mingle among whites.
Lincoln felt surrounded.
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