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  • Why was slavery such an issue?
  • TheEmancipationProclamation
  • By: Clara Pintado
  • Why was it released?
  • Lincoln
  • As a demontration of his political capability, President Lincoln justified the Emancipation Proclamation as a “fit and necessary war measure” to sabotage the Confederacy's use of slaves for their benefit regarding the war.
  • Why did he choose to issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
  • Who was Lincoln?
  • OnSeptember 22, 1862, partly in response to the heavy losses inflicted at the Battle of Antietam, PresidentAbraham Lincolnissued a preliminaryEmancipation Proclamation, threatening to free all the enslaved people in the states in rebellion if those states did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863.
  • Abraham Lincolnwas an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16thpresident of the United Statesfrom 1861 untilhis assassinationin 1865. Lincoln led the nation through theAmerican Civil Warand succeeded in preserving theUnion;abolishingslavery,bolstering thefederal government, and modernizing theU.S. economy.
  • Slavery made such profit, it created more millionaires in the Mississippi River valley than anyplace in the nation. With profitable crops of tobacco, cotton and sugar cane, the southern states became the economic motor of the blooming nation. Their way of achieving that? Human slavery. So the end of slavery wasn´t their best intrest.
  • How did this affect the...?
  • Up until September 1862, the main focus of the war had been to preserve the Union. With the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation freedom for slaves now became a legitimate war aim.
  • Union:
  • Confederate:
  • It made the Confederate loose strength, because by freeing slaves Lincoln was freeing a part of the population he couldn´t control directly
  • It did not affect the Union, because it only applaied to the confederate
  • Black Americans were permitted to serve in the Union Army for the first time, and nearly 200,000 would do so by the end of the war. Finally, the Emancipation Proclamationpaved the way for the permanent abolition of slavery in the United States.
  • IMPACT
  • The Emancipation Proclamation avoided forering nations getting involvedin the Civil War. Britain and France had considered supporting the Confederacy to upgrade their influence in America.
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