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The Emancipation Proclamation

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This web site contains copies of the original documents and links for their content . What is also reliable about this site is that it is a site dedicated to preserving the accurate record of our history and links that provide more depth and understanding of the circumstances that surrounded the intent of the creation of these documents in our history . Specifically in regards to [banner_entry_middle]

the Emancipation Proclamation the basic following information was able to be obtain from this one web site

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in the third year of the civil war on January 1 , 1863 . It was limited in its scope in many ways but the premise of completely freeing slaves within the United States was born . It was limited in that not all states including those already in the Union were free states it only stated that slaves were freed in states that were still in rebellion against the Union . That also made it impossible to enforce because it was dependent upon the Union winning the war . What it did do was create a type of holy war , binding the troops together under the moral imperative that all men were created equal . The proclamation also made it possible for black men to join the Union Army and Navy and fight for the liberation of slaves as well as earn income designated for the military

Nine months previously , on April 16 , 1862 , President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia . It was called the Emancipation Act . When it was signed into law it gave compensation of 300 to each loyal Unionist master , and 100 to each former slave who choose to emigrate to colonies outside the United States . In the following 9 months the federal government paid out almost 1 million for the freedom of approximately 3 ,100 former slaves . It may have been because of this large expense that this did not become the model for future liberation of the slaves in other areas

The New York City Draft Riots

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The Wikipedia site is the free encyclopedia site that has multiple links within the body of the text that help complete the understanding of the situational context of the material . In regards to the new Your City Draft Riots there are some original illustrations that are accessible which depict the scenes that ensued because of the draft being instituted and enforced . Another aspect of this site is that it has links to other sites for more information , links to some of the literature that was written about the event both factual and fictional and can also be viewed in multiple languages . Wickipedia is a community supported site . It also has links to chats for… [banner_entry_footer]


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