Ruben
4/6/2010

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Ruben
4/6/2010

The Emancipation Proclmation delcared that all slaves in Confederate-held territorys were to be free on January 1, 1863. This did not free all slaves, but lead the gate way to the 13th amendment which lead to the abolishment of slavery.

This in general changed America on both sides. Slaves were free now, and now the main cause of the Civil War was solved.

For the south, It meant that the Slaves which worked on the cotton farms were free, meaning that their main source of labor was gone. This made a huge upset for the way that the south made money. In many parts of the south though In many parts of the South though "the newly freed slaves labored under conditions similar to those existing before the war".

http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/douglass/part5.html

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Andrew Murphy
4/7/2010

The proclamation made a great impact on the public, but it freed few slaves. The union could enforce the proclamation only in the Confederate territory.

It affected the south because many slaves who worked were now free. Of course, the south was totally against it.

It affected the north because now they know they thought that they were winning, and slavery would end soon.

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Cimone
4/7/2010

The Emancipation Proclamation was a docoment issued by President Lincoln that declared that all states in the Confederate territory were free. Abolitionists were thrilled that Lincoln had finally issued the Proclamation. Northern democrats were angered by the president's decision saying that this would lengthen the war by further angering Southerners. White Southerners were outraged by this. The loss of slaves deprived the South of labor. Many freed slaves fled for Union lines.

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Cimone
4/12/2010

The most significant reaction to the proclamation came from Europe. Europeans felt very strongly about ending slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation ended any chance that France and Great Britain would aid the Confederates.
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