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    most people hear of the Emancipation Proclamation, they tend to believe that it was the document that freed the slaves; however, this document was merely a political ploy by Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln issued the document in late 1862, and it took effect on January 1, 1863. When many look at how and when this document was issued, they often neglect to analyze the document using an economic way of thinking. When evaluated this way, Lincoln’s motives and reasoning for the proclamation, the impacts…

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    The news of President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation is a very exciting thing for me. I am thrilled because my life as a slave is hard and difficult. As a teenage girl, I am working in the cottonfield from sunrise till sunset. By the end of the night, all I want to do is lie down on my cot. My cot is, not too comfortable or clean. But, I can’t rest, I have to clean this small shelter,pull weeds from the vegetable patch, and wash clothes. Then, I wake up early before sunrise and…

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    that people might say that Lincoln was a bad leader is because he changed the Emancipation proclamation when he was in office as president sure he may have made changes but it was for the better “Sure, Hunter never really had the right to issue his order, and Lincoln himself would devise the general Emancipation Proclamation just a few months later”(Morris m 3). Abraham Lincoln may have changed the Emancipation proclamation but a general has no right to be bringing an important document it…

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    ¬¬Emancipation and Foreign Policy With the war going bad for the North and the presidency of Lincoln unsure, sought to weaken the South by targeting the slaves. Slavery had been and would be an evil within the United States. Lincoln’s position was that slavery was morally wrong, and that he did not approve of it. He was proponent of one’s hard work, which slavery contradicted that idea (AbrahamLincolnClassroom). Although this fact was more shadowed by how worried he was for the effect slavery…

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    memorable accomplishments was the Emancipation Proclamation, that he passed on January 1, 1863. After passing this document, he gained favor from the Northern states, however, he obtained hatred from the Southern states. This division between the country had many negative consequences. In the two articles, “Hesitant Emancipator” by Brands and “The Slow End to Slavery” by Clancy, both explained some of the events that led up to Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln is…

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    the issue of slavery. The abolitionism was a movement to end slavery, and the argument was founded on the Declaration of Independence and Preamble of the Constitution. The final reason on why the thirteenth amendment was created was the Emancipation Proclamation. It was proposed by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in the Southern states, so the Confederates could no longer use them to support the army in the field. Though prior to the Civil war, the first draft of the thirteenth amendment allowed…

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    What led to the American Civil War is a topic of debate which lacks a simple answer. There is heated debate whether the war was fought for emancipation or to preserve the Union. Historians can advocate for either argument since both sides have ample evidence to support their respective standpoint. Both Hollywood and scholarship agree that the Civil War is a war to preserve the Union. While the issue of slavery was a massive factor in the war, it was not the defining factor. The Union army never…

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    regardless of the negative reflection it puts on the United States. Slavery divided politicians, as well as states. Slavery was not the reason for the Civil War in the beginning, but it was always a main factor of the war, especially after the Emancipation Proclamation was introduced. In the article, “A Man but Not a Brother: Abraham Lincoln and Racial Equality”, by George M. Fredrickson, writes about Lincoln and his stance on slavery. Fredrickson records that Lincoln never really took a stance…

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    When Lincoln issued the Proclamation he made sure that the Confederate States would lose some power. Before the Proclamation, Europeans were considering to support the Confederate States so that they would gain control of land in the western part of the world, but many of these Europeans were abolitionists. To stop Europeans from interfering with American affairs, Lincoln made sure the Proclamation got to Europe. To avoid more trouble and time he issued the Proclamation under the Commander of…

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    morale as well as weaken the opponent. After the battle of Antietam Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on the 1st of January 1863. Whether the reasons for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation were for his benefit or for the benefit of the slave population are questionable. Did acts such as this and others by Lincoln make him worthy the title of The Great Emancipator? The issued Emancipation Proclamation freed roughly three fourths of the nation’s slave population. This did only…

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