President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation
Date : 1863-January-01
Country/Region : United States of America (USA)
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War. It declared that all slaves in Confederate-held territory were to be set free and were considered to be forever free from bondage. However, this proclamation did not immediately free all slaves in the United States. But, it provided the stage for the eventual abolition of slavery and helped to redefine the meaning of freedom and citizenship in America. Hence, the Emancipation Proclamation marked a significant shift in the course of the Civil War.
Category : Politics