Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

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. From those 500,000 laborers, 200,000 black soldiers and circumnavigators, a multitude of them were former veterans, served in the armed forces (Holzer). The North now had more strategies and tactics. The discharged captives could also barricade forts, positions, stations, and other locations, and to other mens bateaus (Emancipation Proclamation Civil Rights in the United States). The Emancipation Proclamation proved superior, Lee capitulated his army at Appomattox Court near Lynchburg, Virginia. This ended the Civil War (Bodenner). By the time the Civil War ended, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed many laborers. By freeing the slaves, Lincoln hoped to dispossess the South of its prime source of labor and inspire escaped slaves…show more content…
It altered the course of the war, led to the impartiality of all blacks, and changed the future for the posterity. The Emancipation Proclamation altered the course of the war for the better. It was now moral responsibility to triumph the Confederacy and unbind the millions of African Americans held in subjugation (Bodenner). This document also changed the Civil War from a war of troubles to a campaign of human freedom (Emancipation Proclamation History.com). Amongst the Civil War, General Patrick Cleburne had mentioned how, “slavery, from being one of our chief sources of strength," had evolved into "one of our chief sources of weakness" (Bodenner). When the Emancipation Proclamation was released, all the slaves were freed leaving the white men to do the work for themselves (Holzer). This changed the course of the war because the white men were no longer free to fight in the war because they had to do their own work (Holzer). This meant that the Southern army no longer had many soldiers. It also meant that the North now had many more soldiers, who were also former slaves (Holzer). In addition, the Emancipation Proclamation led to the equality of all blacks. However, the ending of discrimination took another century of violence and prejudice for the equality of blacks. Although this may be true, the proclamation was an vital step in the direction of the closure of captivity (Emancipation…show more content…
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