FREEDOM 11-18

FREEDOM 11-18 - FREEDOM 11/18 Emancipation Proclamation...

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FREEDOM 11/18 Emancipation Proclamation - Presidential decree issued September 22, 1862 - Take effect January 1, 1893, freeing all slaves in those parts of the nation still in rebellion. - Did not actually free a single slave During the war slaves just walk off plantations. Confiscation Acts - Slaves end up behind union lines become contrabands - And if your a slave in a contraband state and you are captured by the union your set free One important part of Emancipation Proclamation is it paves the path for black enlistment. This gave pathway to citizenship because it puts slaves in the political community ( unlike in dread scott where taney says slaves are not part of the political community so they cant be citizens) Ex Parte Merryman (1861) 1861- Lincoln suspended HC in threatened areas Hc “ firmly secured the liberty of the subject against the usurpation and oppression of the executive branch of the government” Secessionist Merryman imprisoned for treason by military authorites Lincoln
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