Reasons For Lincoln The Emancipation Proclamation

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Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation on January 1st, 1863, for several reasons. Blacks were leaving the plantations and the institution of slavery was falling apart. Another factor was the war was not going well for the Union since the confederates were great soldiers. Their troops had physical courage on the battlefield, their commander was very skilled, and the confederated were inferior in military technology. In addition, the British were taking steps to help support the Confederacy. Lincoln believed that victory and the future of the Union was connected to the issue of slavery, so he declared “ we must free the slaves or be ourselves
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