Civil War

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

According to, The day the Emancipation Proclamation officially took effect, the idea of the proclamation was inspected and was thought about carefully by President Abraham Lincoln many months before. Lincoln proposed the idea of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet as a war measurement to weaken the power of the confederacy. Lincoln theorized that if slaves in Southern states were freed, The Confederacy will no longer use their labor to sustain the army in the field, obstructing the effectiveness of the Confederate War.

The Proclamations Effect

The Emancipation Proclamation had an instant and profound impact on the course of the war, not only did it free slaves but it saved the union. The war gained sincere reactions from both the North and the South. The proclamation also allowed African-Americans to be a part of the Unions armed forces by the end of the war about 200,000 black men served in the unions army.
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Abraham Lincoln

Born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, he was assasinated on April 15, 1865.

He is the 16th president of the United States he served 3 years being the United States President. Before being president Abraham Lincoln was known for being the preeminent leader during the American Civil War, his leadership brought a great advantage to the country it helped the country remain strong during the war between the north and the south or what we may call the union and confederacy. Lincoln also persued the freedom of all slaves in the United States by writing the Emancipation Proclamation which ordered the freedom of slaves in the North.