Pros And Cons Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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Emancipation Proclamation Thesis: The Emancipation Proclamation entered into the life of freedom – the end of slavery. Introduction: During the years of the Civil War an important document was issued on January 1, 1863. This document was the Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil War era (when the Emancipation Proclamation was out) was an important timeline because of tall the events that went on. Abraham Lincoln was the man who made this piece of paper that had a big impact on the world. The Emancipation Proclamation entered into the life of freedom and the end of slavery. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1806. He was first elected President of the United States in the year of 1860. Slavery was in effect and President Lincoln wasn’t happy about it. He was then elected President, Novemeber 6, 1860. While he was waiting to issue the Emancipation…show more content…
Most of which the Union were the Pros. A big thing for the union was that they were the ones who won the war. Another major asset was the person, Frederick Douglas. Next there were lots of more people in the union, army and navy, including slaves. If the union won the war then they would get their freedom. This gave the union a great reason to fight and gave them more support. On the other side there were cons for the Emancipation Proclamation, like there is for everything. One of these included that the southern states wanted their slaves. Also they (southern states) disagreed with most of the things President Lincoln was saying. As you can tell most cons were from the South. The southern states also complained about slaved living in the union states because they wanted everywhere to be just like them. Lastly they (southern states) thought President Lincoln had no right and no power to enforce them about anything. This is when President Lincoln started to figure out how to put out the Emancipation
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