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  • Emancipation Proclamation Analysis

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    E In order to understand all the intricacies that went in to the Emancipation Proclamation you have to go back a little further in history. You also have to understand that Lincoln was a master politician to which some would argue has yet to be matched. Lincoln ran with the National Union Party which wanted to end slavery. Lincoln was not proslavery however he was a politician which dictated how he handled his beliefs in the public eye. When the Civil War broke out it was not about slavery it was

  • The Influence Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    the Union, the South would of won. The Announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation was a good war strategy due to the amount of soldiers they gained. It enabled the African Americans to join the Union army and gave them tremendous amounts of help in numbers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that set slaves free except in the border states of Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and Delaware. The Emancipation Proclamation came into play after the Union’s victory at the Battle of Antietam, which

  • The Legacy Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    When it comes to Abraham Lincoln people will accept anything as factual, which is why all the myths of Lincoln have actually dominated history for so long. Many believe that the Emancipation Proclamation is solely about honest Abe being a just man and freeing all the slaves with his executive power as sitting president. Lincoln himself stated that it was actually a war tactic strategically planned to cripple the south. If Lincoln’s 1863 article is so dedicated to the freeing of slaves then why were

  • Essay On The Emancipation Proclamation

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    economic life. The time had finally come to address America’s original sin––the legal question of slavery’s abolition would finally be resolved. Two years previously, on January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued what we now call the Emancipation Proclamation. Through this executive order, every enslaved person living in areas controlled by the Confederacy was now, legally, freed. Though this action would earn Lincoln noble nicknames like “The Liberator” and “The Great Emancipator,” the legal repercussions

  • Ratification Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    months, the president’s only way to combat the division was to draft the Emancipation Proclamation. The events leading up to the ratification and enforcement of the Proclamation prove that freeing the slaves was a long, arduous process that affected both sides (the Union and the Confederacy) in several ways over the following years of the war. The most prominent effect of Lincoln passing the Emancipation Proclamation was that it made the war about slavery. Though there was much controversy in the first

  • The Emancipation Proclamation And Its Consequences

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    The Emancipation Proclamation And Its Consequences During his election campaign and throughout the early years of the Civil War, Lincoln vehemently denied the rumour that he would mount an attack on slavery. At the outbreak of fighting, he pledged to 'restore the Union, but accept slavery where it existed ', with Congress supporting his position via the Crittendon-Johnson Resolutions. However, during 1862 Lincoln was persuaded for a number of reasons that Negro emancipation as a war measure

  • Example Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    The Emancipation Proclamation Think back if you were born in the 1800’s and you had to be raised in slavery time and racism was a huge issue. How could you handle this as a child growing up with your parents struggling to take care of you or even getting taken away from your parents. The fugitive slave act came around in the 1850’s which any slave who ran away shall be captured and punished in jail and pay a fine slaves didn’t make enough money to pay fines so they would sit in prison. Slavery

  • Impact Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    The Emancipation Proclamation: The Union’s Greatest Asset The Emancipation Proclamation was a document issued by President Lincoln, that emancipated slaves, and slowly crippled the Confederacy during the Civil War, due to how it affected the south economically and diplomatically. In the beginning of the Civil War, although, the Union possessed a larger, better equipped army, the Confederacy managed to secure victories on the battlefield. The war, which was thought to be a short one, lasted longer

  • Emancipation Proclamation Essay

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    Emancipation Proclamation On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, issued the first, or preliminary, Emancipation Proclamation. In this document he warned that unless the states of the Confederacy returned to the Union by January 1, 1863, he would declare their slaves to be “forever free.” During the Civil War, he was fighting to save the Union and trying not to free the slaves. Lincoln was quoted to say, “I am not, nor have ever been in favor of bringing about

  • The Importance Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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    permanently, half slave and half free” . Most of the Americans agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of the best presidents that our country had. There are many reasons why Emancipation Proclamation changed the civil war on a liberation of slaves. In order to better understand and appreciate the Emancipation Proclamation, one must examine its content, importance to the past because the slaves were free and they could work, had their own money and they were not owned by anyone. And continuing importance