Pros And Cons Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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The emancipation proclamation changed the war for the Union. It aided the Union's war efforts, it make African Americans able to join the Union and fight in the war. The Union also gained moral legitimacy in the eyes of the Europeans. Although there was positives to the emancipation proclamation, there was negative factors too. Some of the Union men would not fight in the war. One man stated “I am a strong Union man, but I am not willing to shed one drop of blood to fight slavery.” On September 22, 1862 President Lincoln signed off on the emancipation proclamation, stating that all slaves in the rebel states were free. On January 1, 1863 all free and escaped slaves could become part of the Union’s army and navy. The emancipation proclamation

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