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    Gettysburg Address" and "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" are two different speeches but are related and hold relevance together. Both are during great hardship in the United states as we are enduring a brutal civil war. Lincoln two powerful speeches are delivered using with different tactics from each other. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln uses an Ethos appeal to draw the crowd in emotionally and gather support to end the war. In the Emancipation Proclamation, he uses a different…

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    Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st of 1863. This was after the third year of the Civil War. The paper stated that “all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free”. The paper only pertained to states still in the rebellion. This document showed how much executive power the president had during the war, although Lincoln’s advisors did not at first agree with what Abraham was doing and they did not at first support the Emancipation Proclamation. During…

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    Before writing and signing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s presidency was consumed with war and defeat and while the Emancipation Proclamation went against Lincoln’s original pledge “I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists”(The Lincoln-Douglas Debates); Lincoln believed it was the only way to save the union and to reestablish order in this great nation. The Emancipation Proclamation will go down in history as…

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    Emancipation Proclamation is a combination of two words where emancipation stands for the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions. Similarly, proclamation stands for a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of goal importance. While the civil war was approaching its third year the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863 was introduced that declared ‘that all persons held as slaves’ within the rebellion states ‘are, and…

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    issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves in 1863. President Lincoln was under a lot of pressure at this time. His decision would affect many people's lives greatly. He had to run the whole country while doing what he thought was right and what was best for everybody.Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation for both military and moral reasons. I think that Abraham Lincoln based his decision more on military reasons. Lincoln had two military reasons to issue the Emancipation…

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    Before the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, Lincoln had to deal with some issues he did not agree with; for example, Congress passed the First and Second Confiscations Acts. The First Confiscation Act was not very explicit when it came to the freedom of slaves, but it allowed the Union army to seize any rebel property and since slaves were considered property they were able to take them. The Second Confiscation Act was set forth to punish treason and rebellion against the United…

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    Through further research, it is becoming clearer that the Emancipation Proclamation was much more than a simple morally virtuous literature. This document, issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1962. This document declared that from January 1, 1963 and onwards, all slaves in the Confederate states are thereby free. Though the Union had no political rights to make such a proclamation, this declaration was important not only for putting the Union on the morale “high-ground,” but also…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation established a revolution that changed the law and social status of the African American race. It helped the slaves on their long road to freedom, even though it took a while for African Americans to establish the freedom we have today. Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 without the support of any Southern states. While Lincoln was in office South Carolina broke off from the Union as well as six other states and four more threatened to leave. Eventually these…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation may have resolved the concept of slavery, but consequently it sprung forward many different issues on how to approach this new idea on equality. Throughout the northern states, many would speculate that the idea of freeing slavery would please the citizens, but in contrary many of them feared on how it would affect them economically and personally. Likewise in New York, many of their previous residents feared of labor competition with these new slaves who fled from…

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    Through relentless effort and well thought out political strategies, Abraham Lincoln drafted and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Honorable as the notion of freedom for all may seem now and to certain groups at the time, the order was very controversial and vastly unwelcome. Slavery was a widespread disease killing the United States, dividing the country, and mutilating the freedom the United States was supposed to stand for. Slave states couldn’t see the hardship they were placing on…

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