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The Union war efforts in Virginia were increasingly failing, and the removal of the Union General George B. McClellan was being discussed. Lincoln was getting grave pressure from radicals to increase Union war efforts thus the Emancipation Proclamation was born. Not only did it free the slaves in the "rebellious states," but also increased military strength and action. However, it did not include those states that were of the South yet under Union control and those states who were border states. Foriegn influence of the document went both ways. Some countries such as Italy supported Lincoln, but others like Russia and Spain were doubtful. England and France's opinion mainly focused on the issue of cotton from the South. Nevertheless, Lincoln's speech at the battlegrounds of Antietam proved to be a stepping stone for the abolishing of slavery in America.

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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!!!


What year was the emacipation proclamation signed?

1862


In which year did president Lincoln sign the emacipation proclamation?

I THINK THE ANSWER IS IN 1863


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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