Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was an order issued, by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, to all segments of the Executive branch of the United States during the Civil War. The document proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free. The question is, did it apply to all the states holding slaves with in the Union during that time?



Steven A.

"History, American government and Geography"

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