The proclamation declared, "all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the.
Lincoln Signs the Emancipation Proclamation - Abraham Lincoln
Emancipation Proclamation, edict issued by U.S. Pres. Abraham Lincoln on January 1, , that freed the slaves of the Confederate states in rebellion.
With the Emancipation Proclamation, which he viewed as an essential wartime measure to cripple the Confederacy's ability to fight, Lincoln took the first step. President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, , as the Nation was in the middle of the Civil War.
Although the abolitionists' immediate goal was realized when the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment eliminated the "peculiar institution" of. Most importantly, Lincoln's ability to make good on the Emancipation Proclamation was dependent on a Union victory. But the proclamation fundamentally. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, , as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation.