Hum 106 Wk 6.1 & 6.2

Hum 106 Wk 6.1 & 6.2 - Nicole Barbour Humanities...

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Nicole Barbour Humanities 106 6.1 Essay from Part VII The Degrees of Justice There have been many documents and addresses that have stated the rights and liberties of people within our relatively young nation. In “The Emancipation Proclamation,” by Abraham Lincoln, the freedom of slaves within certain states is declared. This public statement by the sixteenth president of the United States was written on September 22, 1862 and was set to be put forth and set into action on January 1, 1863. The proclamation was said to have freed slaves that were primarily in what were known as the Confederate States and “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free” (Lincoln 553). Every person was supposed to acknowledge these people as free just like the white man and they were to have choices and independence. The freeing of the slaves was thought to have been for a military benefit of the Union because it would then weaken the Confederates. Lincoln did not want this to create fighting and violence amongst people unless it was out of self-defense, and he wanted to make sure the people would work hard and for fair
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