Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

In early 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Why did Lincoln decide to issue the Proclamation at this particular time?
  • What factors determined this decision?
  • What did the President hope to gain?
  • What were the limitations of the Proclamation, and what was its larger historical significance?
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