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The Emancipation Proclamation


the Emancipation Proclamation

blacks to be free. In early 1865, Tennessee adopted an amendment to its constitution prohibiting slavery. Thus, the seizure of rebel property could be justified as a war aim, and brought an emancipation proclamation within Lincoln s control. Lincoln was not an abolitionist. Alan Van Dyke, a representative for workers from Manchester, England, wrote analyzing Hamlet to Lincoln saying, "We joyfully honor you for many decisive steps toward practically exemplifying your belief in the words of your great founders: 'All men are created free and equal.

The ten affected states were individually named in the second part. The Proclamation only gave Lincoln the legal basis to free the slaves in the areas of the South that were still in rebellion. The people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. True enough, the proclamation drew international support.

The Emancipation Proclamation
the Emancipation Proclamation

Although this was rarely carried out, Confederate forces routinely butchered captured black troops, and their refusal to accept blacks as soldiers led to the eventual breakdown of prisoner of war exchanges, with tragic consequences. They were after all, fighting for independence. Some 20th century black intellectuals, including.E.B. Fletcher, on January 11, 1865. A mass rally in Chicago on September 7, 1862, demanded an immediate and universal emancipation of slaves. Lincoln issued the Executive Order by his authority as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution. Siddali, "From Property To Person: Slavery And The Confiscation Acts, " (2005) *John Syrett. At the outbreak of war he pledged to restore the Union, but to accept slavery where it existed and was supported in this line by congress. The first part, issued on September 22, 1862, was a preliminary announcement outlining the intent of the second part, which officially went into effect 100 days later on January 1, 1863, during the second year of the Civil War.


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