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    fight for the cause of their own freedom. Since it was a military necessity‚ it was warranted by the constitution. Because of this‚ and pressure from both fellow Republicans as well as Northern abolitionists‚ Abraham Lincoln issued an Emancipation Proclamation‚ freeing all slaves in rebellious states and permitting them to join the Union army‚ effective as of January 1‚ 1863. Although the Constitution refrained him from abolishing slavery entirely‚ it empowered him to seize any enemy property

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    The emancipation proclamation was an order signed by president Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War in attempt to abolish slavery in the ten rebellion states in the confederacy. The order took effect on January 1‚ 1863 in attempts to free more than 3.5 million slaves in the confederate area where they rebelled against the Union‚ and to maintain apprehended freedom between the newly freed slaves and the federal government and military. This was a turning point in the Civil war as Abraham

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    Jeremy Simmons December 15‚ 2008 Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation On January 1‚ 1863‚ as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war‚ United States President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states" are‚ and henceforward shall be free." The Emancipation Proclamation consisted of two executive orders. The first one‚ issued September 22‚ 1862‚ declared the freedom of

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    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1‚ 1863‚ as a war measure during the American Civil War‚ to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion‚[1] thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time. The Proclamation was based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in

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    The Emancipation Proclamation "That on the first day of January‚ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three‚ all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State‚ the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States‚ shall be then‚ thenceforward‚ and forever free.” One hundred and forty-six years ago‚ President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed freedom to 20‚000 to 50‚000 slaves who lived in Confederacy controlled areas of the United States

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation The Emancipation Proclamation led to the end of slavery‚ and is one of the most controversial documents in American history. Human slavery was the focus of political conflict in the United States from the 1830s to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Abraham Lincoln‚ the Republican candidate for presidency in 1860‚ personally abhorred slavery and was pledged to prevent it from spreading to western territories. At the same time he believed that

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    Satterwhite Intro to Lit/Comp II Due Date: January 16‚ 2013 On the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation To understand America‚ one must try to understand race. W.E.B. DuBois stated‚ “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Unfortunately‚ this could be said for the century before and maybe the century afterwards. Your assignment is to read the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln and “My Dungeon Shook” by James Baldwin to help understand this “problem

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    the Emancipation Proclamation like this: “Last in the summer‚ Lincoln responded publicly to critics of his cautious policy‚ indicating that he would take any action in regard to slavery that would further the Union cause. Finally on September 22‚ 1862‚ Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation” (Divine 374.) It took a great deal of time and effort to make such a proclamation like this to happen. It did not happen overnight like people sometimes like to think. The Emancipation Proclamation

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    Abraham Lincoln stated in 1858‚ "I am not nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races." Explain why Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. The Emancipation proclamation‚ passed in 1862‚ was a huge step towards racial equality in America. However‚ President Abraham Lincoln‚ the president responsible for signing the bill‚ was documented as stating that he was against equality of white and blacks‚ meaning he

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    controversial documents in America history‚ the Emancipation Proclamation. Congress was urging emancipation. Escaped slaves were fleeing to the Union army as it advanced in the South‚ complicating military operations.Issued on September 22‚ 1862‚ Lincoln’s preliminary proclamation declared that on New Year’s‚ 1863‚ slaves in areas then "in rebellion against the United States shall be then‚ henceforward‚ and foreverfree." The final Emancipation Proclamation‚ issued January 1‚ 1863‚ authorized the recruitment

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