Emancipation Proclamation

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    individuals with rights. Due to creating the Emancipation Proclamation, voiced his beliefs through speeches, and helped to pass the 13th Amendment, Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation, which has proven to be one of the landmark documents in American history, was announced by Abraham Lincoln. During the time period, one of the historical war was taking place when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The war was known as the…

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    In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was a document written by Abraham Lincoln. This document stated all slaves are free in all areas that were in rebellion against the United States. The 54th Massachusetts Infantry was involved in the Civil War which led the charge of Fort Wagner that became one of the most famous units during the Civil War because African Americans volunteered. As many African Americans were being a part of the North many of them were joining the Union Army. With the…

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    Martin Luther King: A Revolutionary Leader The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 was the executive order designed to give the slaves federal legal status. Long after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the Negro was still not free. One man had a dream in which all men and women regardless of skin color were all treated equally. That man was Martin Luther King. That dream came true because of his efforts and his resiliency through all the hardships.…

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    the Union. Eventually many of the Northern soldiers started getting tired of helping the blacks. They did not want to make the war an abolition war; it should be for the preservation of the Union. Some of them felt betrayed since the Emancipation Proclamation changed in a way the meaning of the war. This subject created desertion, decrease in morality, and lack of motivation. A New York Captain stated “and say that it has turned into a ‘nigger war’ and all are anxious to return to their…

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    freed under president Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. While Lincoln did not technically make emancipation one of his stated war goals, his objective to preserve the Union was accompanied informally by his desire to free the slaves. Approximately four million slaves were freed following the Civil War, which caused a huge rupture in the southern states, who relied mainly on a plantation economy. In an attempt to preserve the south and minimize the effects of emancipation on the southern…

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    even free those enslaved where he held power at all. When Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation, the South had already succeeded from the Union, meaning Lincoln had no power over what the South did or did not do. This is proven by author J.G. Randall, in The Great Emancipator (1957), stating that Lincoln did not even try to free the slaves himself, but Congress were the ones who issued the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the article, Lincoln only signed the document with…

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    in his article “Lincoln, a White Supremacist”, explains his view of Lincoln as an advocate for white domination rather than a proponent of blacks’ rights (1968). Although Bennett has flaws in his claim regarding the effectiveness of the Emancipation Proclamation,…

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    Emancipation was not meant with the celebration and joy that should have followed but rather ugly truths were revealed. After emancipation many asked if their freedom was worth the pain and turmoil that followed emancipation (Bryant). The abolishment of slavery didn’t eliminate overall discrimination or segregation. But, it also leads to a long life of trial and turmoil of former slaves trying to adapt to American culture, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, to the…

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    The emancipation proclamation by Lincoln marked the transition from war to preserve the union where war was an activity restricted to the battlefield to a total war, seeking to destroy the south. It also speeded up the death of the Confederate by depriving them of 3.5 million workers who would have been to their aid. The proclamation also ended the British and French threat of aiding the Confederacy. Emancipation being a very great step in the Transformation of America also has a very great…

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    Lincoln’s Leadership Leadership is portrayed through many ways. Whether it is seen at home, school, or community, it is likely done for the same purpose: displaying yourself as a role model. Many presidents have shown a good representation of the United States of America. There is Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama who have demonstrated great leadership. Lincoln has shown leadership since a young child. Beyond all, Abraham Lincoln has made it evident that he…

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