Essay about Abraham Lincoln 's Emancipation Proclamation

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"I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free" (By the President of the United States of America:. "Abraham Lincoln 's Emancipation Proclamation." Abraham Lincoln 's Emancipation Proclamation. Web. 17 Sept. 2016.). The 16th president of the United States of America, author Abraham Lincoln, wrote "Emancipation Proclamation," written in 1863, and he argues that the slaves in the Confederate states shall be emancipated or were to be freed just like all human beings. The goal was to free the slaves but the Emancipation Proclamation was a step towards African American freedom. The condition was if the Union won the war, then the slaves were granted their freedom and rights just like any other man or woman. President Lincoln begins to emphasize the freedom every living being deserves, text that he repeats often throughout the proclamation to show the importance, and how he used ethos and pathos to persuade his readers.
In the proclamation, Lincoln emphasizes how African Americans deserve the freedom of life and how this is a turning point in history. Lincoln had another purpose other than freeing the slaves in the rebellion forces. He wanted to decrease the amount of slaves kept under control of the South and show the European countries, including the British, that the South was to be seen as the "evil" side of this war. As Lincoln said, "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it…

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