The Emancipation Proclamation ultimately paved the way for the abolition of slavery in the United States. Five months after the Proclamation was passed, African-American troops wer...
The Emancipation Proclamation
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive
order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. In a single ...
Emancipation Proclamation, page 1 President Abraham Lincoln issued the
Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its
Lincoln issued the first, or preliminary, of the two executive orders on 22 September 1862; it stated that if the rebels did not end the Civil War and rejoin the Union by 1 January 1863, then all slaves in the Confederacy would be free.
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The Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863. A Transcription. By the
President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the ...
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Citation: Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863; Presidential
Proclamations, 1791-1991; Record Group 11; General Records of the United
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