Emancipation Proclamation

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    victories, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, that declared free all slaves in Confederate slaves. This extensive use of presidential war powers on the part of Lincoln was limited since the Proclamation did not apply to Union states with slavery or the border slave states, yet this executive order would end the injustices of a centuries old institution, liberating millions in turn. Lincoln had assumed leadership of a growing crusade of liberty, that sought emancipation as a worthy…

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    This meant that the Confederacy needed to be destroyed. A tactic employed by Lincoln to weaken the southern cause and give the northerners a huge advantage was the installment of the Emancipation Proclamation in September of 1862 after the Battle of Antietam. This battle was significant in precipitating emancipation because of the amount of casualties it recorded. Over twenty thousand soldiers died in a single day. Lincoln saw this and being the pragmatic unionist he was, he sought to rid the…

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    consistent abolitionist. The Emancipation Proclamation was authorized and signed during the third year of the Civil War on January 1, 1863. This executive order declared, “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious (Confederate) states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Although the Emancipation took effect in 1863 the year was neither entirely devoted to joys or grievance; instead both were present as the war raged on. The Emancipation Proclamation holds a more symbolic rather…

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    people’s legacies have been researched to share with their classmates. Abraham Lincoln’s legacy was enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation, helping to end slavery in the southern states and taking a step toward racial equality. Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12th, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Born in a one-room log cabin,…

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    try to annihilate Lincoln 's army on Northern soil. It was now Lincoln’s job to reignite the courage in his troops and give them the confidence to turn this war around. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 after the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam. The Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in rebellious Southern states. Nevertheless, it changed the purpose of the war. From the Northern view, the war became a fight to end slavery and preserve the Union.…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation did state “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free” (“Primary Sources”), but there was a few problems with the proclamation. The Proclamation was very limited, the emancipation of slavery only applied it states that had rebelled against the union, so any states that were still apart of the union still had slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free a single slave. Most…

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    The emancipation proclamation changed lives, whether people saw it as a good reason or bad. As the country faced its third year of civil war, Abraham Lincoln said “all” slaves are forever free. Well all slaves in southern rebellion states that is, he did not want affiliate with Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri. People came to realize it didn 't really freed the slaves there were terms and conditions. There were good intentions behind it but it was mostly for military purposes. Although…

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    be much longer, Lincoln had to adapt to this reality to survive to be successful. This also showed when he signed the Emancipation…

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    Lincoln made a significant impact on the American Nation by his speeches and documents in at least two ways. First, he got the Union some support because of writing the Emancipation Proclamation. For example, after the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which stated “As of January 1, 1863, all persons held as slaves within the states currently in rebellion shall be free.” (The Civil War-Section III) Although this document did not free any slaves,…

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    The year 1862-1863 proved to be a major year for the history of United States of America. With the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, the status of slavery within the country is hence abolished. Historians argue whether the abolition of slavery is a direct connection to what Lincoln did. Some argue that it was from the pressure of slaves themselves. Allen C. Guelzo argued that Lincoln do help end slavery due to his Enlightenment ideals. He quoted Richard Hofstadter, a person…

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