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How did the emancipation edict affect the politics and military affairs of the North? The topic question for this essay is the following “How did the emancipation edict affect the politics and military affairs of the North”. Slavery was a very sensitive subject during the time period of the 1800’s between the North and the South. Emancipation Proclamation was rejected at first by President Lincoln and later publicly pro slavery emancipation in July of 1862[Hen12]. In August 1862 Lincoln believed that by freeing slaves he could preserve and save the Union. A big change was about to happen in this country and the South was not happy of what was about to happen. This emancipation edict affected thousands of individuals, military, politicians and the slaves causing tension and uncertaintyamongst many people.The initial start point of emancipation was to get more soldiers to help during the Civil war. By 1862, Lincoln considered emancipation an essential phase toward victory of the war. Some of the northern politicians believed otherwise and thought freeing slaves can impair the military. The north politicians believed that the agriculture economy would be severely affected. The emancipation proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863 and mandated that slavery be legally ceased in all states that remained out of the Union.The Civil war ended on April 9, 1865, having the confederate army surrender and the thirteenth Amendment put into effect on December 6, 1865[Hen12]. After winning the war people were upset of the changes coming and President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, having all of his memories and theories thrown out the door by the new President Andrew Johnson. President Johnson vetoed both the civil rights act and the Freedmen’s Bureau law. Violence broke out in various parts of the south which helped pass the civil right. Houses, churches had been beat down, farms had waste, bridges were destroyed, plantations were ceased and fences were burned, African American women were raped. All of