Crotts 1Hilary CrottsHIS 132-620June 4, 2018Emancipation Proclamation: Document ReviewIn the summer of 1862, President Lincoln came to the realization that to restore the Union, and end the Civil War, slavery must come to an end, thus he began drafting the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln felt slavery was morally wrong, but he felt that he was constrained by the Constitution (Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation). Because of the constrains he decided to use the Proclamation as a war measure, and the freedom that it promiseddepended on Union victory (The Emancipation Proclamation). There were many people then, and still today that believe he didn’t have the authority to carry out such promises, but I feel like he did, and if it wasn’t for him standing for what he believed in, the slaves may have stayed in bondage. In September 1862, the Union got that victory at the Battle of Antietam, five days later, on September 22, 1863, President Lincoln stood up for what he believed was morally right and announced the Emancipation Proclamation (Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation). On
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