The Emancipation Proclamation

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  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln finishes and publishes the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was a document written by Abraham Lincoln stating that all slaves in rebellious states were hereby free.
  • "...And of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh." There, done.
  • In the North, it was a great step towards their goal.
  • I'm so excited the Emancipation Proclamation put an end to slavery!
  • However, in the South, people saw the Emancipation Proclamation as a threat to their way of life.
  • We need to put an end to this immediately!!!
  • Southern states started to break away from the Union after Abraham Lincoln was elected, so in an effort to make them rejoin, Lincoln stated that any slave in the South would be free.
  • VS
  • The South decided that they didn't want to be bossed around by the Union, so they declared war, and thus, the Civil War began.
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