jan 1, 1863 - Emancipation Proclamation
During the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln urged for abolition of slavery in the south. Emancipation of Proclamation declared all slaves from the rebellious states must free their slaves: “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Although Emancipation of Proclamation didn’t necessarily free the slaves, it represented a starting point where the American Civil War commences to fight for the nation’s human right.
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