Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln Essay

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“I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the united states, by the power in me invested as Commander-In-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st of January, A.D. 1863” (Lincoln). The Anti-Slavery Movement began in the 1830’s and came to an end around the 1870’s. The leaders of the Anti-Slavery Movement that helped the slaves get freedom were Abraham Lincoln who wrote the “Emancipation Proclamation”; William Lloyd Garrison was editor of an abolitionist newspaper and got people involved in what was happening to slaves; Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave who …show more content…
He also mentions all the states in this speech that this new law and all the states this abides to. At the end of this speech, he also mentions that all peoples should sustain the abstinence of violence. Lincoln had promised that all states will be freed. Lincoln did what he could to make his country a better place so he tried to turn all the hatred and violence and turn his county into a loving nonviolent county. “‘that on the first day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves with in any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the unites state shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the united states,” (Lincoln). By this being said, it is showing that all slaves will be freed and have equal rights on the first of January. “On September 22, 1862, united states President Lincoln, Abraham issued a proclamation that he later called ‘the central act of my administration, and the greatest of the 19th century.’ The proclamation promised freedom for slaves held in any of the confederate states of America states that did not return to the union by the end of the year” (“Emancipation Proclamation”). This is important because is shows that freeing the slaves is the center of his attention and that he wants equality for all peoples. “And I further declare and make known that such

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