The union was the North, it was the American Civil Wars
The confederacy was a group of southern states who wanted popular sovereignty. They wanted to protect slavery. It was important because it protected slavery.
We want slavery!!!!!!
The emancipation proclamation was when all slaves living in areas controlled by confederates to be free. The slaves were free to join the U.S. military and fight in the union. This was in the year 1823.
It shows us how the U.S wasn't created perfect. That there were many errors and mistakes in the past. The good thing was that we later on learned from them and put things right. The abolition of slavery is important because it shows minorities that not everything was perfect and that people suffered. The civil war was good but bad at the same time and without it we wouldn't be where we are today.