Emancipation Proclamation Dbq

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In general, The Emancipation Proclamation was issue on 22 September 1862 by President of United States Abraham Lincoln to end slavery. In fact, on 01 January 1863 and Executive will was issue that stated that, “ all persons held as Slaves within any State, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall there be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then thenceforth and FOREVER FREE, and the Executive Government of the United States, including the Military and Naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any effort they make for their actual freedom” (Mullane, 1993, p. 216). Therefore, even though this was law, but not all states and whites agreed with the law so, I…show more content…
In fact, it was noted in the text that, “ Congress passed legislature establishing the Freedman’s Bureau which was organized by the War Department to provide assistance in securing food, clothing, land, education and employment to the newly freed slaves and others dislocated by war” (Mullane, 1993, p. 296). However, this legislature didn’t reach it fruition after the assignation of President Lincoln in April 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson took office and quickly issued proclamations establishing state governments that it restored the old Southern elites to power and the new Black Codes, particularly South Carolina limited the economic and political rights of the freemen, providing apprenticeship that equaled to indentured servitude, imposing restrictions on professions and return majority of the confiscated rebel land back to their former owner” Mullane, 1993, p. 296). So, even though the law stated slavery has ended, but some millions of blacks still felt like they were still being viewed and treated as
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