Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States which he served from 1861 until his assassination on April 15, 1865.Lincoln was the nation’s greatest president (Notes, Rosalski). He was born in Hodgenville Kentucky on February 12, 1809. Lincoln and his family moved to a farm in Indiana where he spent most of his childhood there. He attended school for less than a year and gained most of his education from reading books. In 1828 and 1831 Abraham Lincoln took trips down the Mississippi River to take food to New Orleans. He was first exposed to the institution of slavery. In1830 Lincoln moved to Illinois where he worked different jobs and self-education. He began to study law then was distracted by political ambitions. Also he …show more content…

Abraham Lincoln decisions to issue decree shifts the focus of the war somewhat, it’s just not about preserving the union not it’s about ending slavery so that all of the slaves could be free. Abraham Lincoln said “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within (rebellious) states and parts of states are and henceforward shall be free; and that the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons, of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States” (Lincoln). There were some positive outcomes of the emancipation proclamation one of them was African Americans enlist in the union army helping the war army, thousands of slaves flee the south for the union by weakening the confederacy and lastly ends slavery in the confederacy. Some of the negative things of the Emancipation Proclamation was that it was difficult to enforce, African Americans in the army face discrimination, lower pay and the last thing was limited focus on doesn’t apply to slaves in the union states. Also that Border States were exempt from the Emancipation Proclamation and he didn’t free a single slave legally (Notes

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