Freedom For All People
By: Diana Scafuto
The Emancipation Proclamation Got the Abolition of Slavery Started
First Page of The Emancipation Proclamation
This document was created to end slavery and almost used as propaganda to show people the horrible things being done to slaves.
Some famous quotes from the document are...
"all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."
"And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons."
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Read more about the document and the proclamation.
This proclamation changed a lot of peoples thoughts about slaves. Different sources say different things regarding whether it freed any slaves, but not many were lucky if any. Even though this sounds like a defeat it band people together and made Americans work together to make decisions.
The question many people may be wondering about is:
How do American values and beliefs, such as abolition, contribute to the continuation of American democracy?
- The belief of abolition of slavery made Abraham Lincoln write a Proclamation, so they were working as a team, or democracy, by sharing ideas.
- It was the people's idea to abolish slavery so they are making decisions as well not just the President.
- The proclamation changed people's views and opinions on slavery which forced them to work together and make decisions as a democracy.
- President Lincoln read the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet members on July 22, 1862
- The 13th amendment was passed on December 6th, 1865.
- This permanently stopped slavery.
- President Lincoln died a few months after the 13th amendment was passed, so he was able to see his goal succeed before death.