Lloyd asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

civil war question. plz answer if u know about the emancipation proclomation?

what did the emancipation proclomation do and when was it established? like when was it issued

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, which declared the freedom of all slaves in those areas of the rebellious Confederate States of America that had not already returned to Union control.

    The proclamation made the end of slavery a key goal of the war (along with restoring the Union) and was highly controversial in the North. It was not a law passed by Congress but a presidential order empowered, Lincoln knew, by his position as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution. It first affected only those slaves that had already escaped to the Union side, but as the Union armies advanced, tens of thousands of slaves were liberated each day until nearly all (estimated at 4 million) were free by the summer of 1865. Some slavery continued to exist in the border states until the entire institution was finally wiped out by the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment on December 6, 1865.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Emancipation Proclamation was presented before Congress on September 22nd, 1862, although it would not go into effect until January 1st, 1863. It would, by instigation of the Abolitionists, be superseded by the 13th Amendment two years later.

    Lincoln claimed the authority for such an act as a " necessary War measure "and his right was based on his position as Commander in Chief.

    Jefferson Davis had enacted a policy that would free the families of any slave willing to fight for the Confederates circa 1862, so in a way the Federal Emancipation became a belated attempt to enhance instability and possibly insurrection in the hostile states. This is implied by the fact that Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, Kentucky, parts of West Virginia and New Orleans were all give special exception to keep there slaves. Thus the bill only had an effect on the Confederate States, hence moot in the sense that it obviously could not be enforced without direct Yankee occupation!

    The symbolism was not lost however because Commanders in the field like Chamberlain of Maine used the issue as a rally call to inspire troops, and it also took the burden of Court Marshell off the backs of other field commanders who had already been refusing to return slaves to their owners.

  • 1 decade ago

    The emancipation Proclomation was proclaimed New Years Day 1863. The proclomation in reality did nothing. It did not free a single slave. It stated to free slaves in the areas of rebellion NOT controlled by federal troops. Thus they could not enforce it. It also did not cause any great uprising of the slaves. It was a broken promise by Lincoln who said he would not bring slavery into the war. Whole regiments from the north went home after this became an issue, they were not fighting to free the slaves but to preserve the union.

  • kenagy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    the answer is "C". also the Emancipation Proclamation develop into issued only for the freedom of slaves contained in the states of insurrection, the South, over which he had no administration. It develop into merely a conflict tactic that failed. Lincoln idea the slaves may upward push up an insurrection adverse to their masters, in spite of the undeniable fact that it did not ensue. with out funds, skills or coaching the slaves had no the position to flow.The slaves contained in the North were no longer freed till after the conflict, each and every now and then way after the conflict. a lot for the "large Emancipator".

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