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Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation was a order
issued by President Abraham Lincoln which began
the process of freeing all the slaves in the United
States. It was signed January 1, 1863. The order freed
all slaves held by the Confederate States that were
not in control of Union forces. The Emancipation
Proclamation, followed by the Thirteenth Amendment
A copy of the
to the Constitution, would eventually free four million
Emancipation Proclamation
enslaved Americans.
The order also allowed freed slaves to join the U.S. military. By the end of the
Civil War in 1865, 200,000 African-American troops, most of whom were former A man reads about the
slaves, served in the Union armed forces. These added troops, as well as the political Emancipation Proclamation
in a newspaper.
effect of the Emancipation Proclamation, helped the Union win the Civil War.

Fill in the Blank

President _____________ signed the
Emancipation Proclamation.
The Emancipation Proclamation was
signed in _______.
Freed slaves travel with Union troops
The Emancipation Proclamation started
the process for _______ million slaves to
President Lincoln
with his Cabinet at be freed.
the rst reading of
The order allowed freed slaves to join
the Emancipation
Proclamation. the _____________________________.

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