Abolishment of slavery was a huge milestone in America's history.
To prevent shock from such a major change, the school made the abolishment of junk food gradual.
But in the same proclamation Lincoln recalled to the public his own proposal and the assent of Congress to compensate states which would adopt voluntary and gradual abolishment.
The abolishment of slavery marked the beginning of a new era in American history.
On the 6th of March 1862, he sent a special message to Congress recommending the passage of a resolution offering pecuniary aid from the general government to induce states to adopt gradual abolishment of slavery.