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Emancipation Proclamation

- declared slaves free in the any area still in rebellion on the date the final proclamation was issued (January 1, 1863). Note that Lincoln took this step under his "war powers" as Commander-in-Chief; he did not have the Constitutional authority to free them elsewhere (though he took other steps to accomplish that as well).

- authorized the armed services to accept blacks

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Where was the emacipation proclamation signed?

confederate states

Who wrote the Emacipation Proclamation?

Abraham Lincoln

What did the Emacipation Proclamation free?

slaves in the south.

What were the effects the emacipation proclamation?

It freed the slavery!!!

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Why is the Emacipation Proclamation significant?

it made more blacks try to escape

Who wrote and what is emancipation proclamation?

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

The emacipation proclamation had the affect of?

...keeping the British out of the war. After the issue of the Proclamation, they could not aid the Confederates without looking pro-slavery.

Why did Lincoln choose September 22 1862 to make the emacipation proclamation?

Because the Union had at last scored a victory (Antietam), so he could issue the Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure.

What was the emacipation proclamations?

The Emancipation Proclamation was a declaration issued by Abe Lincoln. It is pretty much about equal rights and how no man shall be denied the right to vote and ect.

What is the significance of the Emacipation Proclamation?

By turning the war into an official crusade against slavery, it kept the British and the French from supporting the Confederates. (It would have made them look pro-slavery themselves.)

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