The Emancipation Proclamation

By: Ayanna Thomas
Alex Nobles

The Emancipation Proclamation was a document about the preservation of the Union, and the disagreement of slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people only in areas that were fighting the Union.  The Proclamation changed the Civil War into a struggle for freedom. Abraham issued the Proclamation on January 1, 1863, but he actually issued it twice he issued it 1st on September 22, 1862 when he issued it on January 1, 1863 it became official. When he issued the Proclamation it only applied to the states in rebellion. Abraham's advisers didn't at first support the Proclamation. The Battle at Antietam provided the necessary Union victory to issue the Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation changed the focus of the war, it also helped prevent involvement of foreign nations in the Civil War.