The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22nd, 1862. Lincoln waited until after they had a decisive victory in the Civil War to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This document was to allow everyone to be free, Abe wanted to end slavery because slaves and farmers could fight in the Civil War. Another reason that it was passed was because Lincoln wanted to keep Britain and France from forming an alliance with the South. This was signed on January 1st, 1863.
This is a simple worksheet to help students understand the basics of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. It helps explain why it was issued as well as the actual and symbolic effects of the document on America.
Emancipation Proclamation - Meaning: This activity can be used as either an introductory assignment or exit assignment. Students will interpret excerpts from the Emancipation Proclamation text and articulate what each excerpt means to them.
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By Lesley Gist, The Gist of Freedom Origins of Watch Night! The Emancipation Proclamation..Carlton’s painting is variously called “Watch Night — Waiting for the Hour” or ” Watch Meeting–Dec. 31st, 1862.” It was sent to President Lincoln by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison The Watch Night painting...By Lesley Gist, The Gist of Freedom Origins of Watch Night! The Emancipation Proclamation..Carlton’s painting is variously called “Watch Night — Waiting for the Hour” or ” Watch Meeting–Dec…
Ceremony for the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 1862 The only known photograph related to the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation: a crowd and a union band gathered outside a Massachusetts hotel to pose for the photograph, while placing an honored person in a wheelbarrow. — The Burns Archives
Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation - Socratic Seminar with Rubric - A 18 page package related to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.
Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, it was not enforced in the state of Texas due to a lack of Union troop presence. Since 1865 black Americans have regarded June 19th as the official emancipation day, and on January 1, 1980, the state of Texas proclaimed June 19 an official state holiday thanks to the African American state legislator Al Edwards