The Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 29. 2014

The Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation Jan 1. in 1863. The emancipation Proclamation stated that “All the people being held as slaves, are and henceforward shall be free.” This applied to the 10 states that were still in rebellion. It was a presidential proclamation that was not approved of by the Congress. It also allowed the  black man to join the Navy and Union Army. At the end of the Civil War about 200,000 black men had fought for the Union and for freedom. However the Emancipation Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant the citizenship to ex-slavery. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.


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