Emancipated Essay

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Emancipation Proclamation Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln had written drafts of his idea on paper in the spring of 1862, and while he made it clear that he did not call upon them for their approval he did want their advice on when to present the proclamation as documented in John G and John hays book Abraham Lincoln A history volume 6(1890). The North had lost a couple of battles already and under the advice of Secretary of State William Seward he waited until after the Battle of Antietam to make it public or official. Long before President Lincoln issued the Draft Emancipation Proclamation, Secretary of State William H. Seward was concerned about its impact on foreign governments. He saw it as a two-edged sword which could help but also hurt the Lincoln Administration's diplomatic efforts. When in mid-July 1862 President Lincoln submitted to Congress draft legislation on compensated emancipation, Seward sent out Mr. Lincoln's text to his embassies in Europe with a note that "there is no reasonable doubt that the policy involved cannot be long in winning the favor of the country, and in assuring the stability of the Union The Battle of Antietam as described in chapter 17 of James McPhersons book “Battle Cry Of Freedom was one of the bloodiest battles fought during the civil war .General Robert E. lee along with 25,000-35,000 men decided to cross back into Virginia by way of Antietam Maryland, his decision was based that he was not going back without a fight. The fellow officers of the confederate, McClellan and Burnside planned to surround the north and south sides of the battlefield. However the execution of the plan failed and as a result Lee had to stretch his men thin causing Lee to retreat and the union getting a long overdue victory. After the Battle was won Abraham Lincoln decided to make the emancipation official by

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