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bigblock46 72M
7013 posts
2/12/2018 6:19 am
Todays Americana Question

Today being Abraham Lincolns Birthday, here is a question about Lincoln.

We can all agree that the Emancipation Proclamation is a wonderful thing, but exactly which slaves did it actually free at the moment of the Proclamation?
All slaves in all of the Union States
All slaves in the Union and Confederate states
All slaves in all states and territories owned by the United States
I don't know

bigblock46 72M
6179 posts
2/12/2018 6:20 am

A good one to ponder

MrsJoe 70F
7286 posts
2/12/2018 6:27 am

You and your wife went through the Lincoln museum when you were in Springfield, didn't you? That is a fantastic place, and lots of interesting articles and facts about Lincoln.
Joe and I have been there at least three times. The first time was with my oldest son and we tried to look at everything. The last two times, we took his daughter and her family, and later his son. Those times, we picked and chose what we wanted to see again, and then sat and people watched while the others explored it all.
Of particular interest was the theater, where it talked about his presidency and slaver. The other was the holographic story.

The older I get, the less I care what people think of me, so the older I get, the more I enjoy life.

bigblock46 72M
6179 posts
2/12/2018 6:43 am

Yes we sure did. In fact we have visited 5 of the Presidential museums and have found them all to be interesting.

Lisztomania 68M
9235 posts
2/12/2018 9:23 am

Good question.