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Emancipation Proclamation – Literally Correct

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Is what you know about the Emancipation Proclamation factually correct? The Emancipation Proclamation was published in 1863. Lincoln took a whole year to write it, but what were his intentions. Many people believe that it was freeing the slaves, but on the other hand people also believe it was about saving the union. The people who think it was about restoring the Union believe so because Lincoln said “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it...” Another reason people think this way is because in one of the old slanderous political cartoons it shows Lincoln with a mallet that says “Emancipation Proclamation” and he is breaking the backbone of the confederacy with it ; and finally because the Emancipation Proclamation was originally just …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the emancipation proclamation was published in 1863. lincoln took a year to write it, but what were his intentions.
  • Analyzes how people interpret the emancipation proclamation as about saving the union because lincoln said he didn't want to free slaves, but if freeing them is a downfall, so be it.
  • Analyzes how people think that the emancipation proclamation was about saving the union because in one of the political cartoons lincoln is holding a mallet.
  • Explains that the emancipation proclamation was to save the union because it only applied to confederate slaves.
  • Concludes that the emancipation proclamation was about saving the union because lincoln said "if i could save the union without freeing any slave i would do it."

At the bottom of the picture it said breaking the backbone of the Confederacy. People might interpret that to mean that without a backbone you can't stand. If you can’t stand how are you supposed to fight back. The confederacy will be weak and Lincoln can bring it back together with the Union. He wasn’t breaking the backbone with a mallet that said freeing the slaves. If the Emancipation Proclamation was interpreted this way while it was happening it should be relevant towards the argument now. The final reason people think the Emancipation Proclamation was about saving the Union is because originally it only applied for the confederate slaves. Only the slaves on the rebellious on side would be freed. It was for political gain (or to save the Union) he did not have the slaves emancipated from the North only the South because he wanted to weaken the Confederacy. This proves that the Emancipation Proclamation was to save the Union because It only applied to slaves that would benefit the Union by being

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