A Discussion on Lincoln’s Use of Emancipation as a Military Strategy in the Civil War
While the other three parties discussed, namely the military, Congress, and African Americans, played roles in emancipating slaves during the Civil War, it was essentially Lincoln who should receive most acknowledgements. Lincoln was a careful president, especially at first, and was at times criticized for not satisfying a citizenry that called for action. However, Lincoln's thought-out calculations produced an indubitable compromise: freedom for slaves as well as unity between the North and the South. Victory for the Union would inevitably…...
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An Analysis of the Emancipation Proclamation Signed by Abraham Lincoln
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that stated that all slaves would be thenceforth and forever free (Modern-Day Slavery). The signing of this Act was a huge turning point in America. After this, abolitionists were under the impression that this was the end of slavery particularly in America, but also with the hope that it would have a rippling affect around the world. But au contraire! According to Anti-Slavery International, more than 200 million slaves live in the…...
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An Overview of the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution and the Abraham Lincoln’s Speech The Emancipation Proclamation
On September 23rd, 1862, Abraham Lincoln provided our wonderful nation with The Emancipation Proclamation. This speech declared all slaves free in those states still in rebellion against the United States on January 1st, 1863. The statement only applied to the states which, after that date, were under the military control of the Union Army. It did not apply to those slave states such as Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, some parts of Virginia, and Louisiana, that were already occupied by Northern…...
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The Purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln
On January 1st, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation officially took effect but the ideals of the Proclamation had been create by President Lincoln many months before. The reason why President Lincoln first proposed the idea of the Emancipation Proclamation was because it helped to weaken the Confederacy. President Lincoln thought that if he freed the slaves in the South, then the Confederacy could no longer use them as an advantage to make the army stronger. He knew that if he freed…...
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