Abraham Lincoln : The Positive Impacts Of The American Civil War

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As a proud American living in the United States, I am grateful that have the opportunity to have natural rights. For instance, we have the right to an education, to work, have voter rights, liberty, and freedom. However, that has not always been the case. It took hundreds of years for America to be molded the way that it is today, and it was not an easy development. Back in the historical days (1860’s,) America was enduring the Civil War. The nation was divided and slavery was common during this era. With this in mind, one of our greatest leaders took charge and changed our nation, Abraham Lincoln. He was one of our most influential Presidents that left a positive impact in the history of United States and his biggest triumph was the Emancipation Proclamation. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered an executive order which was the Emancipation Proclamation. This order was issued when the civil war was occurring and the intent of this command was to grant freedom to the slaves in the south that were a part of the 10 rebelling confederate states. The civil war occurred due their conflict about expanding slavery. The north and the south was divided, and Lincoln wanted to make a change and see the nation united as one.
“And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the
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