I learned from the lectures that Lincoln was a major reason why earlier attempts to compromise and save the Union failed. However, I recall hearing from another source that Lincoln supported the “13th Amendment that never was.” I believe it is referred to as the Corwin Amendment. If that is true, would that be evidence that Lincoln was willing to compromise after all? If so, why did the Amendment never gain further traction? Is it because Lincoln, instead of focusing on compromise, focused on finding a way to draw the South into firing the “first shot”?