What Is Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

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The author of this source is Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth president and also the commander-in-chief of the army and Navy. He is one of the most well-known presidents and has received recognition for his enormous role in the civil war. He was a republican who served only one complete term and was killed only a month after his second inaugural address; he was the first president to be assassinated. Lincoln was not traditionally an abolitionist, his view point on slavery was that it should not be expanded further into new territories and once elected he called for a gradual emancipation. Lincoln was indifferent to slavery, his ultimate goal was to save the union and if that meant freeing slaves, then so be it.
Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation

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