How Did The Emancipation Proclamation Lead To The Abolition Of Slavery

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June 22, 1865 marked the end of the Civil War of the United States. Slavery had been practiced in North America since the colonial days. It was more common in the southern region of the United States, where most of the plantations were located. They needed slaves to help gather cotton and other plantation crops. The North was an industrial area, so they had less of a need for raw manpower than the South. Eventually, the North started fighting for the rights of slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation was announced by President Abraham Lincoln. The end of the Civil War brought about the final end to slavery in the United States, weakened the South, and lead to the death of Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation announced that all slaves were free. Despite this, many remained working for their ex-owners because they had nowhere else to go. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation guaranteed the freedom of all of the slaves, they were …show more content…

He died shortly after. His assassin broke his leg trying to get away, but was caught nonetheless. It is speculated that President Lincoln was killed in a last futile attempt to re-enforce slavery and give some power back to the South, as John Wilkes Booth was a supporter of the Confederacy (South) and strongly opposed the abolition of slavery. Though the Civil War officially ended with General Lee’s surrender and the capture of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, it had a significant impact on the United States of America, to the point where many of its effects can still be seen today. Slavery came to a complete end, the South lost much of its power, and President Abraham Lincoln died for his belief in the iconic words “All men were created equal.” Understanding the many effects of the end of the American Civil War can lead to a better understanding of the nation as a whole, and some of the current problems it

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