Emancipation Proclamation


Shifts Lincoln's Goals

  • Quick strike on Richmond and hold the border states 
  • Control the Mississippi River
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Preliminary Proclamation

  • Sept. 1862 
  • After Battle of Antietam 
  • Pushed by Radical Republicans T. Stevens, Charles Sumner, and Salmon Chase 
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January 1, 1863

  • Uses commander in chief powers 
  • All slavery in rebelling states is abolished 
  • Union army into abolitionists
  • Presidents Abraham Lincoln's proclamations 
  • issued on January 1, 1863
  • legally abolished slavery in all states that remained out of the Union.
  •  did not immediately free a single slave, it sign
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