The emancipation proclamation

definition of emancipation proclamation  The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued on January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln freeing slaves in all portions of the United States not then under Union control (that is, within the Confederacy).

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1863

Emanicipation proclamation issued

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1865

Thirteen amendment abolished slavery

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1868

Fourteenth amendment guarantees citizens equal protection

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1870

Fifteenth amendment strengthens voting rights



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