Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation is when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

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Emancipation Proclamation

1863-emancipation Proclamation issued

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Emancipation Proclamation

1865-thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery



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