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Emancipation Proclamation

What was the union army's response to the emancipation proclamation?

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The Union army's response to the emancipation proclamation was to begin recruiting freed slaves. Before the proclamation was made slaves could not join the army.

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The Emancipation Proclamation was enforce through the advancing Union armies. As the Union soldiers advanced, slaves were freed in their wake, therefore enforcing the Proclamation

The Union banned slavery during the time of the emancipation proclamation. The emancipation proclamation was passed by Abraham Lincoln in January of 1863.

The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all the slaves in the United States, it only freed slaves that were not living under Union Control (Norths Control). The Emancipation Proclamation also states that black soldiers can fight for the union, at this point the Union were in need of soldiers. Our 16th President Abraham Lincoln issued this Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was applied everywhere Union Army had seized Confederate territory and border states.

The Emancipation Proclamation was applied everywhere Union Army had seized Confederate territory and border states.

Any states that were currently part of the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to Confederate States.

After the union win at the Battle of Antietam.

the emancipation proclamation stated that the union would free the slaves from the confederates in the civil war, but since the south had already seceded from the emancipation proclamation it did not free any slaves.

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential decree by Abraham Lincoln. The proclamation freed slaves in all states still in rebellion against the Union.

Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation which set all slaves free in the states that seceded from the union

The Emancipation Proclamation was very carefully worded to not free anyone anywhere at the time of its writing!The Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves inside states in rebellion (i.e. Confederacy) and not controlled by Union troops. These states obviously ignored the Emancipation Proclamation and did not free any slaves. At the time the Emancipation Proclamation was written Union troops did not control any of those states.The Emancipation Proclamation explicitly permitted states that had stayed in the Union to keep their slaves. This was because if the Emancipation Proclamation freed such slaves then these states would probably leave the Union and join the Confederacy. Lincoln could not afford to have that happen!In fact the Emancipation Proclamation was a propaganda document to encourage European support for the Union, and it was not expected to have any effect on either slave masters or enslaved people.Actually freeing the enslaved people would have to wait until after the war.

Nobody was "at" Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation, was a set of 2 executive orders, written and issued by President Lincoln. President Lincoln thought emancipation was justified as a military necessity to preserve the Union. "If the Proclamation of Emancipation was essentially a war measure, it had the desired effect of depriving the Confederacy of much of its valuable laboring force.

Slaves living in the states that had seceded from the union.

The emancipation proclamation gave an added incentive for slaves to escape from their masters and join the army of the north, which many did. It was therefore a useful recruitment strategy for the Union.

The emancipation proclamation had freed the enslaved african americans only in the states at war with the union.

Freed the African slaves in the south, which had seceding from the Union. Therefore, making the Emancipation Proclamation obsolete.

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

The Emancipation Proclamation freed any slaves in any state that did not end their rebellion against the Union by January 1, 1863. The proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862.

The emancipation proclamation freed slaves in the south, not in the north so it did nothing for slaves in the north.

He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the Union.

Slaves in those states that had seceded from the union.

only slaves in areas at war with the union