Emancipation Proclamation

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  • WHO wrote the Emancipation Proclamation?
  • “I, Abraham Lincoln, wrote the Emancipation Proclamation"
  • WHAT is the Emancipation Proclamation?
  • “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free”
  • WHEN was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
  • “On the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States... That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three"
  • Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation
  • WHERE did the Emancipation Proclamation apply?
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that stated that if the rebellious states didn’t stop rebelling, their slaves will be set free
  • WHY was the Emancipation Proclamation written?
  • “In accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States”
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862 but proclaimed on January 1, 1863
  • The Emancipation Proclamation applied to all the states rebelling against the Union
  • “Order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States”
  • Abraham Lincoln wanted to preserve the Union and for the South to stop rebelling
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