Emancipation Proclamation Dbq

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There is some debate on whether or not the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 truly freed the slaves of the south. There is evidence proving that the proclamation in fact did not actually emancipate slaves like it should have according to the document. Full emancipation did not come until after the end of the Civil War. Lincoln used the Emancipation Proclamation as a war tactic against the south. And although it claims to free the slaves immediately, Lincoln did not have that kind of power over the south. Applying to only states in rebellion instead of the entire Union, the proclamation only had effect over the areas it couldn’t control. President Lincoln issued the proclamation as a tactic against the south trying to gain support from the

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