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Controversial Documents In Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

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The most controversial document in Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was the Emancipation Proclamation.It was met with both hostility and jubilation by the North.The proclamation declares that everybody that was held as slaves within the rebellious states,the southern states in rebellion, were going to be free.Most people do not know that it was written twice. The first version was written in September 22,1862 ,which was a few days after the battle of Antietam which was fought on September 17,1862 ,it stated the southern states would have to stop their rebellion or a proclamation would be issued.The Southern states rebelled against the union because they feared the Federal Government would destroy their economic livelihood by stopping
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