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Abraham Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation.

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He declared that slaves in rebellious states were free.


The goal was to free slaves in the Confederate states that had seceded. Lincoln also wanted to inspire those slaves to support the Union cause.


Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order on January 1, 1863. that freed the slaves in all of the states that had seceded from the United States. The president did not have the authority to free slaves in the slave-holding states that had remained in the union.



January 1, 1863. It only freed all slaves in the states that had seceded and formed the Confederacy. In all, it was about 3 million slaves.


The Emancipation Proclamation itself did not free a single slave. It only declared the slaves in states currently in rebellion to be free, but the Union obviously had no power in those states to enforce it. The slaves in the few slave states not in rebellion were deliberately not declared to be free, to prevent those states from also rebelling.It was the end of the war with a Union victory that freed the slaves. However many ex-slaves were forced after the war to become sharecroppers, which was practically no different than the slavery they were in before.


President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. The document said as of January 1st, 1863 all of the slaves in the states who seceded would be forever free if those states did not rejoin the Union. The document didn't free slaves in the border states. Nicole :-)


Abraham Lincoln didn't free slaves because,the south seceded from the Union.


None of the Border States seceded even though they were slave states.


The US Census of 1860 numbered the nations population to be 31,443,321. The eleven states that seceded had a population of 9,103,332. These states had 5,449,462 "whites" and 3,521,110 slaves. The seceded states also had a free Black population of 139,760.


The Emancipation Proclamation


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


The Emancipation Proclamation which declared all the slaves in all of the seceding states to be free was issued by President Lincoln in 1862. It did not free the slaves those slave states that had remained loyal to the union.


It declared all slaves free in the United States after the civil war it was signed September 1862


The ones in the four slave-states of the Upper South that had remained loyal to the Union.


No. The Emancipation Proclamation, written by Abraham Lincoln, declared all slaves in the CONFEDERATE states free. This did no good because the confederate states were not in Lincoln's control at the time. This document said nothing about the UNION slaves, though. A couple of the states fighting on Lincoln's side still had slaves, and the emancipation proclamation did not set them free.


The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in 10 states that were still in rebellion in 1863. It did not, however, take into account slaves that were in bordering Union states. These remaining slaves were freed on the state and federal level.


it was the document that declared all slaves free


he Wasn't black; after the civil war was started as an attempt to mend the states together after they seceded and as the war progressed, he decided to start to free slaves.


The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves in the rebelling states (the confederacy) and did not free the slaves in the five border states.


It was a proclamation issued by Lincoln which freed all the slaves in states which were in rebellion (that is, the Confederate states during the Civil War). Lincoln threatened to free the slaves as a way to leverage the Confederacy into rejoining the Union. The Confederates refused. Lincoln followed through on his threat. Despite what many think, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves, only those in states which had seceded. Slaves in other states had to wait until the adoption of the 13th Amendment before they received their freedom.


The upper southern states were the first to start freeing slaves. The northern states were already free states and didn't need to free any slaves.


That was the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared Southern slaves to be 'thenceforward and forever free', but only in the states that Lincoln did not control! (He allowed slavery to continue in the four slave-states that had remained loyal.) Lincoln was not actually deciding to free the slaves. He was making it look like that, so that free nations abroad could not aid the Confederates without looking pro-slavery themselves.


The four border states were Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. These were Slave States that fought on the side of the North. When President Lincoln declared all slaves free in the South, this did not include the slaves in the Border States.