Erin Kinkel 9-12-01 8th Mrs. Tamura History The Emancipation Proclamation The Emancipation Proclamation is a proclamation that declares all slaves free. This document says that on the twenty-second day of September in 1862 this proclamation was issued. The southern slave owners will have until January to join back with the United States or else this proclamation will be signed. None of the slave owners joined back with the U.S. though. So on January 1st, 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
The south totally disagreed with this proclamation. So they said that they are not part of the United States anymore, they are their own country. So why would they have to follow some other country's proclamation and free their slaves. They will not free their slaves until they want to.
Lincoln made it very clear to the south that the Navy and Military shall recognize this proclamation and welcome the slaves into the U.S.
and treat them with respect. And not send them back to their owners in the south. Personally I thought it was super great that the slaves were freed, but I didn't think it was at all cool that Lincoln only freed part of the slaves and not all of them. It was totally unfair especially to the non-freed slaves. It did help the north win the war though, which is good because later on all people slaves and U.S. citizens would be free.