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Emancipation Proclamation

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Danilo Pantovich

on 13 February 2013

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Transcript of Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation proclamation The new future How it looks like Controversial parts Where is it now? January the 1st 1863 the document issued by President Abraham Lincoln gave freedom to the slaves in the United States:
"all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free" Although, the document stated that the slaves were freed, the emancipation proclamation did not end the slavery in the whole country. It only gave freedom to the slaves in the states that were fighting against the Union. The document has been preserved - it is located in the National Archives in Washington , DC. What did people think? Reaction to the emancipation was very different. Many people were upset because emancipation did not prohibit slavery in the states that are not in rebellion. However, many people thought that emancipation would help to end the war sooner. The document also attracted the freedmen to join the Union army - more than 100,000 black people fought for the north Why didn't Lincoln free slaves in the Union? The emancipation proclamation was not passed as a law. Lincoln issued the document himself. Thus, many people abroad, for example in GB, criticized his actions. The president did not have enough power to free the slaves in the Union - he would have been criticized by the northern slave-owners. When were the other slaves freed? All the remaining slaves were freed on December the 6th 1865 when Georgia ratified the thirteenth amendment.
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