Emancipation Proclamation


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On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which announced that a segment of the slave population would be freed on January 1, 1863.

Describe what slaves the Emancipation Proclamation affected and why only a portion of the slave population was freed, Lincoln’s reasoning for freeing the slaves, and the reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation. Why do you think Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation?