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Emancipation Proclamation Dbq Essay

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Decisions On The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 During the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln had many decisions that he had to make, but the Emancipation Proclamation was the most important decision during his presidency. The Proclamation would abolish slavery only in states of rebellion and make tens of thousands of slaves in those states free and recruit them into the union army. In the making of the proclamation, Lincoln feared that it would push the loyal border states to the confederacy. Also many questioned if the Emancipation Proclamation was going to be Constitutional. Even with those who fear it, Lincoln pushed forward, and justified that it was not only a matter of military necessity but as an act of justice. The decisions that he had …show more content…

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  • Explains that the emancipation proclamation was the most important decision during lincoln's presidency. it would abolish slavery only in states of rebellion and make tens of thousands of slaves in those states free.
  • Explains that president lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation to help the union win the war and start the abolishment of slavery.

On the month of September 17, 1862 had won a battle with help of Ulysses S. Grant, a general that would shaped the Union's army into a more strategic military. The winning of the Battle of Antietam was a turning point for Union both militarily and politically. One month later, President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation to help the Union win the war and start the abolishment of slavery. The proclamation stated that the slaves in the rebellion states are now “forever free”. It lets the government and military forces of the U.S. to free the slaves “as an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity”. The border states that were not loyal to the Union were Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia, Tennessee, Indian Territory, and Kansas which are all states that refused to freed the slaves that were in those states. Most southern states depended on slaves especially for soldiers during the war or for making railroads and supplies for other soldiers. The proclamation clearly states that they were free, it also commissioned the recruitment of the freed slaves and free blacks as Union soldiers. Through the next two and half

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