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Why did Lincoln issue the Emancipatiion Proclamation?


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2006-04-25 18:16:16
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to end slavery once and for all President Lincoln issued the emaincipation proclamation to start the end of slavery. Contrary to popular belief, this document did not immediatly stop slavery, but brought around the start of the end.


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After, it allowed Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation

No. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Antietam (Sharpsburg). It was an unexpected Northern win that gave Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure.

There were several reasons why Lincoln waited to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. One such reason was that the Emancipation Proclamation had to be proven as constitutional. He also had to make sure that timing was right so as to avoid political backlash.

While it wasn't immediately following, the Battle of Antietam and the Union victory there gave President Lincoln the push to issue the proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863.

Do you mean the battle that gave Lincoln the credibility to issue the Proclamation? That was Antietam, September 1862.

William Seward recommended that President Lincoln wait until a major Union victory occurred before issuing the proclamation.

The proclamation was first published September 22, 1862 and issued January 1, 1863.

It gave Lincoln the credibility to issue the Emancipaiton Proclamation.

Lincoln shifted to the Emancipation Proclamation because he did not want the British to be able to aid the Confederates. He also wanted to introduce ethics as opposed to politics into the issue of slavery.

To encourage African Americans to join the Union armies.

It was the unexpected Northern win at Antietam that enabled Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure.

why did Lincoln write the Emanciptation proclamation

To issue the Proclamation when the war was going badly for the Union would look like an act of desperation

Abolitionists pressured Lincoln to end the slavery after the start of the Civil War in 1861. These pressures also affected Lincoln to declare the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

It was after the rather lucky Union win at Antietam (Sharpsburg) in September 1862, which gave Lincoln the chance to issue the Proclamation without making it sound like a desperate measure.

A Union win (Antietam) which gave him the credibility to issue the Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure.

The great battle of Gettysburg NEW RESPONDENT The Battle of Antietam.

On June 12, 1862, President Lincoln secretly informs Secretaries Seward and Welles about his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation. Lincoln informs them that the document is still in draft form.

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