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Who made the emancipation proclamation a federal law?


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Answered 2016-05-10 23:38:15

The Emancipation Proclamation was never a law. It was an executive action used as a war measure in the US Civil War.

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The Emancipation ProclamationThe Emancipation Proclamation freed southern slaves (almost all of them). But it did free them until 1863. It became a law on the 1st day of January in 1863 (yes,... when it freed slaves () when it became a law it freed them)



The Emancipation Proclamation was not a law but an executive order by the president. It needed the 13th amendment to the US Constitution to give it the weight and force of law.



He passed the emancipation proclamation.


Yes, it is a law and almost anything that is specified is capitalised.



The Emancipation Proclamation was passed on September 22 1862.




It didn't. It wasn't a law, only a proclamation. It defied the Supreme Court's finding in the Dred Scott case that slavery was legal according to the Conctitution.


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Assuming this is about the Emancipation Proclamation: Technically, no one. When Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation, it "freed" the slaves of the Confederacy, composed of rebellious states that had seceded from the Union. However, because they were no longer part of the Union and under Lincoln's leadership, the Proclamation technically had no effect on them at all. He also excluded the border slave states that were still part of the Union from the Proclamation because, if they were to secede in retaliation, the Union would be destroyed. Lincoln knew all of this, and so he made the Emancipation Proclamation as more of a symbolic move than an actual law.


As an escaped slave, he was still subject to the Fugitive Slave Law.


The Proclamation was not a law. It was effectively a statement of intent, subject to the Union eventually winning the war. When the Confederacy collapsed and the states were reunited, Congress was able to pass the 13th Amendment, which made slavery illegal throughout the USA.


It wasn't a compromise, It was a law stating that all slaves in designated states and parts of staes were free.


The Emancipation Proclamation only applied in places that were-AT THAT TIME- in rebellion against the Union. Some Northern states permitted slavery. The last slaves to be freed by law were in Kentucky and Delaware on December 6, 1865- 7 months after the Civil War ended. That was the date that the state of Georgia ratified the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution.



The Proclamation was not a law. It was effectively nothing, except a tactic to make it impossible for Britain and France to aid the South without looking pro-slavery.


No slaves were freed, immediately, by the Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation applied only to slaves held in territory then in rebellion against the United States. Those places were not subject to US law because they were in rebellion and keeping the Union forces out. The Proclamation only freed slaves as the Union forces moved forward and captured new Confederate territory after it was signed.


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