This time I picked Freedom as my theme, which has to do with the slaves in the civil war. President Abraham Lincoln insisted that the war was not about slavery. Any way most northern Americans were not interested in fighting to free slaves. This link describes African American freedom. I am positive with that even the federal government had a harder time to decide what to do about the escaping slaves. but at the end of the war, the slaves were free and the American open a new chapter which was the Thirteenth Amendment.