US History Emancipation Proclamation Analysis.pdf

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US History Lincoln, Abraham. Emancipation Proclamation . Washington, D.C., United States: n.p, 1 Jan. 1863. Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History (accessed September 27, 2016). pe=SingleTab&searchType=ts&userGroupName=cupe17751&prodId=SMPS&asid=14ab53933 d6ac06324fd502954240e2e . The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln, freed slaves and changed the effort of the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, during the Civil War. Lincoln was anti-slavery throughout his life, but did not immediately call for emancipation until the Proclamation. He was more focused on preserving the Union, even if it meant keeping slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation thus marked a turning point for the war because of the shift in a mindset that Lincoln displayed when issuing the Proclamation. In the Proclamation, Lincoln states, [A]ll persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people
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