Emancipation Proclamation Dbq

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Emancipation Proclamation, was formed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the reason for forming this was to free all slaves that existed in the rebellious states. The Proclamation freed about 3.1 million slaves of the nation's 4 million slaves. Abraham felt that slavery was unjust, however he didn’t see Africans as part of the American society but instead as aliens. The states of America all didn’t feel the same about slavery the world was divide some people believed that slavery was unjust and cruel however the other half felt that this was okay because of the bible and this was just a way of free labor. This was the reason that Abraham Lincoln couldn’t do much about slavery because of the way the Constitution works. He came upon this idea because …show more content…

Emancipation Proclamation, is the event I chose because I would like to see the looks on the slave owners faces, when they realized that their slaves are now considered free. Not only would I love to experience their ferocious looks when the law was set in to order. Also, to see the process of Abraham Lincoln had to go through in order to draft the Emancipation Proclamation. For instance, were there people who opposed of this idea and how did they go about to oppose? What were his ideas on how he would implement the law. How did he come upon this idea to enforce this law and how did he work around the constitution that protected slavery? To see how much in history books are true. Was there people who worked for him who also opposed this idea? I could imagine the shocked and happy faces of the now free slaves but it would be really amazing to see it personally. I also would like to see how much the world was in uproar with the changes that Abraham Lincoln has made. These are all questions that I would

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