The Emancipation Proclamation: The Antislavery Movement

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The Emancipation Proclamation was declared on january 1, 1863 by the president of united states. This move by the President declared that "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” It was actually intended for the most of the people that would free the slaves, not to the slaves itself. This speech took place during the Antislavery movement in 1960’s. The main leaders during this Antislavery movement were Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas. This act was regarding to the slaves that they will be forever free but It didn't really free a single slave. It was still a important turning point in the civil war. It turned the fight into battle for freedom and justice for everyone.…show more content…
He is hopping that people will approve this. He is also doing this only for his political reasons. The main point of Lincoln writing the speech about emancipating the slaves was to free the slaves and win the civil war. Lincoln had written a speech named "The Emancipation Proclamation". He wrote this speech and signed it in January of 1863, in Washington, D.C. The main idea of the speech was to tell everyone that no matter what race they belong to or what skin color they have, they all should be treated equally. In the "Emancipation Proclamation" speech, Abraham Lincoln motivated his audience during the Antislavery movement by asking positive
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