What document freed the slaves in the south?
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in all the rebelling states.
The document that President Abraham Lincoln used to free the slaves was called the Emancipation Proclamation. It freed slaves in the rebelling Southern states only, not border states. They were freed later. As Lincoln had no authority to free slaves, this was a war measure. The results were that slaves in areas captured by Union forces were freed.
The Emancipation Proclamation freed all the slaves in Confederate states. It was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. As Lincoln had no authority in the rebelling Southern states, the document allowed military commanders to free slaves in lands they captured. Sometimes these slaves joined the Union army.
The Civil War was fought between the North (who wanted to abolish slavery) and the South (who wanted to keep slavery). President Lincoln's first goal was to preserve the Union, but eventually decided to work to free the slaves. He passed the Emancipation Proclamation which was supposed to free the slaves. However, the loopholes in the document actually freed no slaves. After the Civil War, the Reconstruction Era began. New laws were passed to give…
If you mean where were the slaves he freed, the answer is nowhere. The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves only in states who were in rebellion, and at the point the rebelling Confederacy did not recognize the Union as its governing power and so it did not effect them. Therefore, Lincoln was attempting to free slaves in the Confederate South.