The Pros And Cons Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1,1863. The proclamation applied to the states that had seceded from the union. It also freed parts of the Confederacy that came under Northern control. The most important part was that the freedom the proclamation promised depended upon Union victory. The Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery but it showed people the dangers and the evils of it. It showed slaves that the war for the Union must become a war for freedom. The proclamation changed the war to preserve the nation into a battle for freedom. Lastly the proclamation added moral force to the union cause and strengthened the Union politically and militarily. As the nation came to its 3rd year of civil war,

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