By: Tanaya Battle & Kityarra Walker
What is the Proclamation?
The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that Abraham Lincoln established on January 1, 1863. It was created to free slaves that worked for the Confederacy. It was a chance for them to be free and he promised them protection, pay, and a way to the army.
How did it affect everybody?
It gave the slaves there freedom but since some of them were working for the army it cost them their lives. In the south, since mostly slaves worked on the plantations the owners didn't have the labor to keep the plantation going. However in the north, many people were happy that the slaves were free plus the union army was growing because many African American men was joining them.