Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation Of 1863

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The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declared that all the slaves in the Confederate states in rebellion against the Union were not free. It didn 't affect bondsmen in the loyal Border States though, out of fear of driving them away from the Union, nor did it affect some of the conquered territory in the South. This new change made it clear to both sides that this would be a fight to the finish, ruling out the chance of negotiation. While Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation delighted the abolitionists, is also infuriated many other citizens. They thought "Honest Abe." had lied to them, seeing as previously, at the onset of the war, Abraham Lincoln had stated that his intentions in the war to save the Union had nothing to do with freeing the
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