The Importance Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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The first slaves were thought to have been first brought into what is now the United States of American in 1619 to Virginia. Between the time, they first arrived, to the abolishment of slavery in 1865, due to the Thirteenth amendment, slaves were treated terribly and they were treated very different than any other race. As a result of this, an important document was created right before the Thirteenth amendment and greatly influenced the end of slavery, this was called the Emancipation Proclamation. For many years before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, people began to turn against the idea of slavery and started to rebel and protest it. During the time it was signed, the Civil war was in progress and Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States at the time. The Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 and was a disagreement between the North and South states, the North states wanted slavery banned, and there was disagreement in what the slavery laws would be in the stated that were not yet claimed. This resulted in the pro-slavery party (Confederates) being defeated by the Union and there was not to be slavery in the new states. The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that “granted freedom to the slaves of the Confederate States if the States did not return to the Union by January 1st, 1863… freedom would only come to the slaves if the Union won the war.” This document was signed on January 1st, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln and was meant to free
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