Confederate Slaves Freed
Emancipation Proclamation another "win" for the Union
The New York Times
January 1, 1863
The Confederate states, who depend largely on slave labor, had the opportunity to free their slaves and be compensated for it. None of the Southern states chose to agree to these terms, and we are now one step closer to winning the war. We may have also gained the support of our neighboring countries in Europe, thereby taking it away from the Confederacy. Things are looking up for the Union, and this war may not have to last much longer. Lincoln's choice to issue the Emancipation Proclamation should prove to be a definite military and political victory for the Union, and this document could truly prove to be the document that abolishes slavery throughout the country forever.