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Name: Jadai Finch Date: School: Bullock Co. High Facilitator: 6.07 Topic Selection and Source List Total Points: 20 Indicate your research topic and list five sources that you will use to research this topic. This task will help you organize your notes and pin down resources for the Unit 6 Project. It will also give you practice getting your references into MLA format, which is a requirement for the project. You should use the MLA citation help links on the Task page to ensure your citations are correct. In the previous lesson, you should have begun researching for your final research project. By now, you should have at least five sources to support your topic. Research Topic Emancipation Proclamation Source #1 Page / Site Name: US History I (OS Collection) URL: - ushistory1 MLA citation for this resource: Primary Source Reading: The Emancipation Proclamationfor Type any notes you are taking from this resource in the space below. Be sure to place direct quotes in quotation marks to help you avoid plagiarism! 1
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion. Because it was issued under the President’s war powers, it necessarily excluded areas not in rebellion – it applied to more than 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time. The Proclamation was based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States’ forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of” the ex-slaves. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant citizenship to the ex-slaves (called freedmen). It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.

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