The thesis of the Emancipation Proclamation
The United States was in a civil war and the Union had a need for a way to weaken the confederacy. The Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, was a departure from the long held tradition of slavery and was the turning point that freed slaves in the United States. This occurred in 1863 and led to the thirteenth amendment signed in 1865; which abolished slavery. It took political change to create civil rights.
Slavery was a very common thing in the time period of the proclamation. Slavery was most common in the south. Being that slavery was a big part of the Confederacy's life, freeing the slaves of the south was devastating and a good military move for the Union. During the course of the Civil War the confederates population and territory decreased from 73% to 34%. The south's dependency on slavery ultimately resulted in the Union's victory in the American Civil War.
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1st, By Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln sought this as a way to preserve the union because a large amount of agriculture depended on African Americans labor. The Proclamation is commonly mistaken for ending slavery but the thirteenth amendment is what’s responsible for ending slavery. Lincoln didn't totally abolish slavery because he didn't want to put winning the war in jeopardy in anyway. The Proclamation is said to have been what lead to the abolishment of slavery. The Proclamation is a huge turning point in history because of how much of an impact it had on all blacks and how much it influenced others.
Long term impact of The Proclamation
If The Proclamation weren't signed slavery may have lasted to this day. Many African American families would have lost their family members due to slavery. There would also never have been a black president or any hope of a black...