On the course towards Lincoln's election in the year of 1858, he delivered many speeches stating his views on slavery, freedom, equality of the races and other platforms within his campaign. Lincoln spoke to the crowd; he told his listeners what they wanted and desired to hear. In one speech given to an audience of Republicans in Chicago, he spoke on the issue of race proposing to, "...discard all this quibbling about this man and the
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for the Confederate states to rejoin the Union but virtually this was a lost cause. Generally Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation in an attempt to persuade the Border States to not side with the Confederates. His Emancipation Proclamation proved successful in this sense, but when concerning the liberation of the slaves the outcome did not generate a significant revolutionary change, thus leaving the social structure and equality balance between the black and white races unchanged.