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What is the Emacipation Proclamation?

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The Union war efforts in Virginia were increasingly failing, and the removal of the Union General George B. McClellan was being discussed. Lincoln was getting grave pressure from radicals to increase Union war efforts thus the Emancipation Proclamation was born. Not only did it free the slaves in the "rebellious states," but also increased military strength and action. However, it did not include those states that were of the South yet under Union control and those states who were border states. Foriegn influence of the document went both ways. Some countries such as Italy supported Lincoln, but others like Russia and Spain were doubtful. England and France's opinion mainly focused on the issue of cotton from the South. Nevertheless, Lincoln's speech at the battlegrounds of Antietam proved to be a stepping stone for the abolishing of slavery in America.

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The Emacipation Proclamation was written by Abraham Lincoln. It stated that there was to be no more slavery in the Union states.

...keeping the British out of the war. After the issue of the Proclamation, they could not aid the Confederates without looking pro-slavery.

He thought slave labor helped the Confederacy

Because the Union had at last scored a victory (Antietam), so he could issue the Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure.

The Emancipation Proclamation was a declaration issued by Abe Lincoln. It is pretty much about equal rights and how no man shall be denied the right to vote and ect.

By turning the war into an official crusade against slavery, it kept the British and the French from supporting the Confederates. (It would have made them look pro-slavery themselves.)

The first African American to visit the White House was Fredrick Douglas After Pres. Lincoln signed the Emacipation Proclamation.

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in Washington, DC, by President Lincoln, and freed those slaves held in territory then in rebellion against the government of the United States of America. As a result, it did not free anyone until Confederate lands were conquered after the Proclamation was signed. Those slaves held in lands already under the control of Union forces were not affected by the Proclamation.

It turned the war into an offical crusade against slavery - so Britain and France had to drop their plans to aid the South, because it would have made them look pro-slavery.

Emancipation Proclamation - declared slaves free in the any area still in rebellion on the date the final proclamation was issued (January 1, 1863). Note that Lincoln took this step under his "war powers" as Commander-in-Chief; he did not have the Constitutional authority to free them elsewhere (though he took other steps to accomplish that as well). - authorized the armed services to accept blacks

The Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in the states that were not under Union control. Although not many slaves were actually freed, it did give black men the freedom to joinand be accepted into the armed forces. The major message that came from the speech was that the civil war was being fought for freedom.

They were 'proclaimed' to be free in all the Confederate states - just where Lincoln had no power or influence at that time. The Northern slave-states, which had stayed out of the Confederacy, were allowed to continue practising slavery till after the war.

January 1, 1863 It was written by hand

The Emacipation Proclimation. Which freed the slaves.

Emancipation declared the freedom of all slaves

The Proclamation of 1763

No, "proclamation" is a noun.

The Latin for proclamation is edictum.

The proclamation of 1763 is a proclamation that forbade the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.

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