The Emancipation Proclamation: Communicating the First Step In A New Era of Freedom

Reading the Emancipation Proclamation (1864)

President Lincoln's Cottage 


In the ​​​​​​​midst of a brutal Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation communicated freedom for slaves in Confederate states and a new motivation to fight in the Union. This proclamation strengthened the morale of the Union and changed the very character of the war, accelerating it into a desperate fight for freedom, both for the slaves and for the Confederacy against what they perceived to be a tyrannical Union.

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