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bigblock46 73M
10150 posts
2/13/2018 5:03 am
Yesterdays Answer


The Emancipation Proclamation stated that beginning on January 1, 1863, all slaves in states, or parts of states, still in rebellion would be freed. It did not apply to the border slave states (Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri) that had remained loyal to the Union. Abraham Lincoln had no governing control over the states in rebellion, better known as the Confederacy, thus no slaves were freed at that time.

bigblock46 73M
8228 posts
2/13/2018 5:04 am

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MrsJoe 71F
10091 posts
2/13/2018 7:08 am

This was pointed out at the Lincoln Museum in a production called "Lincoln's Eyes". It was actually something I didn't realize until I saw it. I guess, like many students, I just assumed he said it and it happened. Instead, it was a huge political debate that boiled in Washington for quite awhile.
Sort of like Obama giving the "DACA proclamation", in a way.

Live happier. You don't have to attend every argument to which you are invited.

starwomyn 65F
6119 posts
2/13/2018 9:37 am

There was also a promise to Southern States that if they laid down their arms, they could keep their slaves until 1900. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison called Lincoln, "the "white trash of Kentucky" He was not altruistic as history protrays him.