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World History
Posted 3 months ago
Which of the following best characterizes Lincoln's ideas about race and slavery during the 1858 elections?
A) He was for the immediate abolition of slavery everywhere. White
B) He thought that blacks and whites should have equal social and political rights. White
C) He was a racist, and although he opposed slavery, he was not for the social equality of blacks and whites.
D) He was a racist and supported the institution of slavery at that time. White
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Posted 3 months ago
C
Key Concept
Lincoln's Views on Race and Slavery
Explanation
During the 1858 elections, Abraham Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery but did not advocate for immediate abolition everywhere. He also did not believe in full social and political equality for blacks and whites, reflecting the prevalent attitudes of many Americans at the time.

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