The Day Of Emancipation Proclamation

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Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863, the date that most Americans identify as the day of Emancipation Proclamation. On September 22, 1862, President Lincoln discussed the idea of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet as a war tactic to cripple the Confederacy. Although, President Lincoln contemplated it many months before, everything officially went into effect on January 1st. He assumed that if the slaves in the Southern states were given freedom, then the Confederacy could no longer use them to work; supporting the army. Abraham Lincoln felt the need to prove that the Union government could defend the slaves who were given freedom. In addition, it changed the war from the north trying to preserve the Union. Once the country

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that president lincoln discussed the idea of the emancipation proclamation to his cabinet as a war tactic to cripple the confederacy.
  • Explains that lincoln wrote out the emancipation proclamation in july, but didn't want to announce it until after the battle because he wanted to wait for a victory by his army.
  • Explains that the 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865 to protect the rights of the new free people. the 14th amendment gave african americans citizenship rights and the federal government enforced equal protection of laws.
  • Explains that the emancipation proclamation was made by abraham lincoln september 22,1862, but went into effect on january 1, 1863.
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