EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES IN THE SOUTH

New York Times

A new purpose to the war!

Abraham released the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863 and its said to free all slaves in the Confederate states. The confederate states are in the south and are what we are fighting against. It's been three years since this deadly, devastating war has began, with no end in sight. This can hopefully help recruit some more men to the war to overcome our loses as the North. Lincoln also did this to give a greater purpose to the war.

THE PATH TOWARDS FREEDOM

More on the Proclamation

Lincoln's whole reasoning behind the Emancipation proclamation was to give the war a greater purpose. He also figured that he couldn't send African Americans back to Africa, and found a more reasonable way. At first, he wanted to maintain the union but now the purpose is different. Lincoln plans on taking this further, and taking it into the court system to pass as a law.