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What political dangers did President Lincoln face when he issued the Emancipation Proclamation..I don't think Damon was able to help me or I'm looking at the question the wrong way ?Need your input on this Ms.Sue....Thank You

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    He risked the alienation of his party and not being elected to a second term. He also risked the Proclamation being declared unconstitutional. Of course, eventually he was killed, largely because of this Proclamation.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

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    Damon posted, "The main danger was that the states along the border that still had slaves but had not joined the confederacy might secede. (for example Kentucky)"

    If the border states seceded, then Lincoln had lost more of the Union, thus further alienating his constituency.

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    Yes Ms. Sue, this is what I've been looking for, I'm on the right track...just wanted to make sure so I'm not writing about the wrong thing here.Thank You !

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    You're very welcome, Joanne.

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