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  • Lincoln's Issuance Of The Emancipation Proclamation
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    The Emancipation Proclamation The emancipation proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, declaring all 'slaves within any State, or designated part of a State... then... in rebellion, ... shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. ' The states affected were enumerated in the proclamation; specifically exempted were slaves in parts of the South then held by Union armies. Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation marked a radical c...
  • Four Slave Holding States
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    The Emancipation Proclamation led to the end of slavery, and is one of the most controversial documents in American history. Human slavery was the focus of political conflict in the United States from the 1830's to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for presidency in 1860, personally abhorred slavery and was pledged to prevent it from spreading to western territories. At the same time he believed that the Constitution did not allow federal government...
  • Slave Experience And Free Black Experience
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    Emancipation has been defined as the pursuit, expansion, and security of freedom. I believe that most people including myself would say successful emancipation has taken place when freedom has been pursued, expanded upon, and secured. What makes peoples views of emancipation different is not its definition, but what is freedom? Freedom shows a lot of faces throughout the times and environments studied in both the Haitian and Jamaican Revolutions. Freedom for myself is a peace of mind. I feel tha...
  • Jays Treaty Jefferson
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    US History and Governemnt Essay: Presidential Actions Presidential actions have had important results in the United States. Some of these actions are: Washington sends John Jay to negotiate Jays Treaty Jefferson negotiates Purchase of Louisiana Territory Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation Washington sends John Jay to negotiate Jays Treaty. George Washington was faced with a large problem with Great Britain. In December of 1793, the British began to seize American ships on impress their...
  • Northern Slaves Through The Emancipation Proclamation
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    Abraham Lincoln once said, "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me" ("Letter to Albert G. Hodges" 281 as qt d. in R.J. Norton 1). In accordance with his quote, when President Lincoln issued the unprecedented Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Lincoln freed slaves in the Southern states, but he and his actions were being controlled by Civil War. The Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865 between the Northern states, or the Union, a...
  • Slaves In Selected States
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    "The Reluctant Emancipator" Throughout history, it has been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the "Great Emancipator" who wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, and was responsible for the end of slavery. Although Lincoln was personally opposed to slavery, he was not at all responsible for the end of its execution. He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation only to help better the chances of the Union winning the civil war. Because of these facts and more, I believe Lincoln was not the "Great Emancipato...

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