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  Emancipation Proclamation - MSN Encarta
Emancipation Proclamation, proclamation 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...
Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation marked a radical change in his policy; historians regard it as one of the great state documents of the United States.
As a further result of the proclamation, the Republican party became unified in principle and in organization, and the prestige it attained enabled it to hold power until 1884.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential order on January 1, 1863 declaring the freedom of all slaves in those areas of the Confederate States of America that had not already returned to Union control.
Emancipation was still a risky political act, because of strong opposition among Copperhead Democrats, and the uncertain impact on loyal border states.
As such, the proclamation was a military order issued by Lincoln in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief, rather than the equivalent of a statute enacted by Congress, or a constitutional amendment.
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 Emancipation Proclamation - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He continued to favor gradual emancipation, to be undertaken voluntarily by the states, with federal compensation to slaveholders, a plan he considered eminently just in view of the common responsibility of North and South for the existence of slavery.
The Emancipation Proclamation was chiefly a declaration of policy, which, it was hoped, would serve as an opening wedge in depleting the South's great manpower reserve in slaves and, equally important, would enhance the Union cause in the eyes of Europeans, especially the British.
The Emancipation Proclamation, the Declaration of Independence, and the Presidency: Lincoln's Model of Statesmanship.
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 Lincoln And Emancipation
The proclamation is issued as a war measure, as an instrument for the subjugation of the rebels.
Thus it cannot be said that Lincoln's proclamations specifically made abolition a war aim of the North; indeed the September proclamation forbade such a construction, since it proclaimed restoration of the Union, not abolition, as the object of the struggle.
Despite the absence in the proclamation of any express design to produce such a result, it came to be pretty generally assumed that in September of 1862 the war somehow took a new turn, and that thenceforward it was being prosecuted as a war against slavery.
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 Historical Documents - Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation is a cornerstone document in the history of the United States.
Emancipation threatened one of his most crucial goals in the first half of the war: keeping the support of the slaveholding border states that were still in the Union.
The Emancipation Proclamation wedded the ideal and the pragmatic into a single purposein its own words, emancipation was sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity.
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 Emancipation Proclamation - Picture - MSN Encarta
On January 1, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, ordering that all slaves in rebel territory be freed.
The Proclamation marked a radical departure in policy, but reflected the overwhelming public sentiment in the North.
About 3 million people were freed by the terms of the document, which is regarded as one of the most important state documents of the United States.
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 The American Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After the war had been in progress for more than a year, there was no danger of this, but there was a need at that time to enlist the public opinion of the world in behalf of the Union.
The occasion came with the battle of Antietam on September 17, and a preliminary proclamation that affected about 3 million slaves was issued on September 22.
The final proclamation did not apply to the border states, which were not in rebellion against the Union, and it could not be enforced in the regions held by Confederate troops.
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 Emotions Greeting Cards ~ The Emancipation Proclamation
Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not immediately free a single slave, it fundamentally transformed the character of the war.
The Emancipation Proclamation confirmed their insistence that the war for the Union must become a war for freedom.
With other records, the volume containing the Emancipation Proclamation was transferred in 1936 from the Department of State to the National Archives of the United States.
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 Emancipation Proclamation: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
The Emancipation Proclamation special presentation provides an essay, timeline and Lincoln’s first and final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the final version issued on January 1, 1863.
A printed copy of the final version of the Emancipation Proclamation as issued on January 1, 1863, is available in the United States Statutes at Large.
Includes a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote declining an invitation to the Union convention in Springfield, Illinois.
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 washingtonpost.com: Seven-Score Years Ago . . .
The Emancipation Proclamation is plain and flat, bristling with "whereases" and "therefores" and "aforesaids." It reads, in other words, like a lawyer's brief, and it made Karl Marx (who was then eking out a living as a journalist in London) think of a summons sent by one country attorney to another.
The Emancipation Proclamation, all of 622 words, merely announces that it is fulfilling the promise Lincoln had made a hundred days earlier, on Sept. 22, 1862, to use his war powers as president to free the slaves.
If the Proclamation sounds to us too much like a "bill of lading," we should remember that it was for a cargo of 4 million people, bound for the shores of freedom.
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 The Emancipation Proclamation:  A Jigsaw Activity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Control of the Border States allowed emancipation to be used as a tool against the Confederacy through "property" confiscation, the use of freedmen in the armed forces and, ultimately through the demoralization of Johnny Reb and his Confederate supporters.
The fact that slaves were already emancipating themselves presented an opportunity for the Lincoln administration to use for the Union’s benefit by issuing a presidential proclamation ending slavery in those areas of rebellion.
The Lincoln administration and the Republican-controlled Congress had been chipping away at the institution of slavery since the beginning of the war, and the Emancipation Proclamation was a logical next step in that process.
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 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
The Emancipation Proclamation carried Americans across an important frontier in the political growth of the nation.
To evaluate the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation; to trace the stages that led to Lincoln's formulation of this policy; to explore the range of contemporary public opinion on the issue of emancipation; to document the multifaceted significance of the Emancipation Proclamation within the context of the Civil War era.
Ask students to examine the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 and Lincoln's December 1862 State of the Union message to Congress.
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 Lincoln Papers: Emancipation Proclamation: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Almost from the beginning of his administration, Lincoln was pressured by abolitionists and radical Republicans to issue an Emancipation Proclamation.
The Cabinet meeting of September 22, 1862, resulted in the political and literary refinement of the July draft, and on January 1, 1863, Lincoln composed the final Emancipation Proclamation.
The superscription and ending are in the hand of a clerk, and the printed insertions are from the September draft.
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 Virtual Visit: The Emancipation Proclamation, Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation document, New York State Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A House Divided: New Yorkers' Perspectives on the Emancipation Proclamation
In addition to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the New York State Library's collection also includes 19th century photographs of the manuscript of the Final Emancipation Proclamation.
On January 1, 1863, the Confederacy was still in full rebellion and Lincoln issued his final Emancipation Proclamation which declared that "all persons held as slaves...shall be free." The Chicago Historical Society acquired the manuscript copy of this document.
www.nysl.nysed.gov /library/features/ep   (1101 words)

 The Emancipation Proclamation — FactMonster.com
Emancipation Proclamation - Emancipation Proclamation, in U.S. history, the executive order abolishing slavery in the...
Emancipation Proclamation: The Proclamation - The Proclamation On Jan. 1, 1863, the formal and definite Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
Emancipation Proclamation: Purpose of the Proclamation - Purpose of the Proclamation The proclamation did not reflect Lincoln's desired solution for the...
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 Amazon.ca: The Emancipation Proclamation: Books: John Hope Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Emancipation Proclamation set in motion the actions, which would make these principles true for all.
In the book The Emancipation Proclamation, the author John Hope Franklin, tells a story of the emancipation of slaves through as it pertained to the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln.
He leads us through the action before, during, and after the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in an attempt to give us a greater understanding of the actions taken by Lincoln in the freeing of a race.
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 Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation and the emancipation of slaves in the US Territories, however, cast the USA in the role of the emancipator of slaves against the pro-slavery Confederate States of America.
President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America considered issuing an emancipation proclamation freeing the slaves in the constituent States in order to woo the British government and the French Empire whose support was critical to its survival.
This was, however, opposed by the slave owners and their allies, who were more concerned about the maintenance of slavery (and, if possible, its extension to the new US Territories in the West) than in preserving the fledging Confederate States of America.
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 Emancipation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emancipation Proclamation, a declaration by United States President Abraham Lincoln announcing that all slaves in Confederate territory still in rebellion were freed
Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia, the liquidation of serf dependence of Russian peasants by Alexander II of Russia
Emancipation of minors, where a minor becomes an adult in practice, usually by receiving a declaration of liberation from a court expressly for this purpose
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 The Emancipation Proclamation — Infoplease.com
Emancipation Proclamation: Desire for Such a Proclamation - Desire for Such a Proclamation In the early part of the Civil War, President Lincoln refrained from...
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 Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln was furious and despite the pleas of Salmon Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, the instructed him to disband the 1st South Carolina (African Descent) regiment and to retract his proclamation.
We think you are strangely and disastrously remiss in the discharge of your official and imperative duty with regard to the emancipating provisions of the new Confiscation Act.
The Emancipation Proclamation sent forth from the pen of Abraham Lincoln, who eventually fell a martyr for American freedom, was the sublimest and most important State paper that had ever been sent out from the Executive Mansion at Washington to the American people.
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 Emancipation Proclamation
Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862: President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the midst of the Civil War, announcing on September 22, 1862, that if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.
The Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice: Thursday, January 1, 1863, was a bright, crisp day in the nation's capital.
Abraham Lincoln Papers: Emancipation Proclamation: Almost from the beginning of his administration, Lincoln was pressured by abolitionists and radical Republicans to issue an Emancipation Proclamation.
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 The Claremont Institute: One Last Card to Play
Lincoln rejected or overturned several efforts of his generals to emancipate slaves, not only because they encroached upon his authority as Commander-in-Chief and threatened to alienate the Border states and to divide Republicans in Congress, but because they jeopardized the cause of emancipation itself.
Lincoln's unrelenting efforts to introduce emancipation into the Border states are vivid illustrations of his resolution to end slavery where and when he could and of the exasperating obstacles that stood in his way.
Guelzo argues persuasively that it was, both in the numbers of men freed (almost 20% of the Southern slave population deserted to the Union lines by the end of the war) and the numbers joining the Union Army (nearly 200,000 by the end of the war).
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 usnews.com: The People's Vote: Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
That changed on September 22, 1862, when President Lincoln issued his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that slaves in those states or parts of states still in rebellion as of January 1, 1863, would be declared free.
With this Proclamation he hoped to inspire all fls, and slaves in the Confederacy in particular, to support the Union cause and to keep England and France from giving political recognition and military aid to the Confederacy.
Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation,it did fundamentally transform the character of the war.
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 Emancipation Proclamation
This proclamation was a Presidential decree issued September 22, 1862 to take effect January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in those parts of the nation still in rebellion.
Seward suggested that he wait, believing that such a dynamic change in the war's focus (heretofore fought to preserve the Union and not to disrupt the South's social fabric) would be little more than a plea for support without a military victory.
Just a little something to show how this "proclamation" came to be and the reactions to it.
www.civilwarhome.com /emancipation.htm   (432 words)

 Digital History
In July 1862, about two months before President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, Congress adopted a second confiscation act calling for the seizure of the property of slaveholders who were actively engaged in the rebellion.
The preliminary emancipation proclamation that President Lincoln issued on September 22 stated that all slaves in designated parts of the South on January 1, 1863, would be freed.
Even before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair (1813-1883), a former Democrat from Maryland, had warned the President that this decision might stimulate antiwar protests among northern Democrats and cost the administration the fall 1862 elections.
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