And you thought he freed slaves
What the fuck was you thinkin’ ?

from Game – Blood Diamonds Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lincoln is often credited for freeing the slaves. In fact the Emancipation Proclamation did not outlaw slavery, free all slaves or make slaves American citizens. Lincoln set the wheels in motion to free the slaves, but his main motivation to start the Civil War was never to end slavery, it was to preserve the country. However, after the war he aggressively pushed the 13th Amendment to try to free the slaves for good.

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