Emancipation Proclamation

What was the result of the Emancipation Proclamation?

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2016-02-16 19:03:40

The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Confederate

States. Although it could not be enforced when it was announced in

1863, it was followed by the 13th Amendment, which had the same

intent and affected the entire country.

Slaves were declared free in America, but the road to true

freedom was long and hard fought. Ultimately the Civil War had to

be won and post-war oppression had to be eradicated. Things like

the Jim Crow laws, the KKK, segregation, and poverty still greatly

affected the rights of African-Americans. It took roughly 100 years

after President Lincoln's famous words for Martin Luther King and

others to finally inspire the beginning of real equality in the

U.S.


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