That Delaware and New Jersey (and a couple of others) voted NO to the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution? That’s the amendment freeing all slaves. (They later changed their minds, but only after the amendment was already ratified, so it made no difference.)
That there were some slaves states (including DE and NJ) in the Union during the US Civil War? The war to them was to reunite the country, not to end slavery.
That Lincoln, before the war, backed a proposed amendment to guarantee that the federal government would NEVER end slavery in states that already had it?
Did you know?