President Abraham Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862, became federal military policy on January 1, 1863, prompting Secretary of the ...
The Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln
The Emancipation Proclamation
Issued January 1, 1863
The president frees the slaves
"I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves with...
Slavery's End Brings Both Joy and Confusion
January 1, 1863, was a day of joy for African Americans. On that day, President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865; served 1861–65) signed the ...
Between 1861 and 1865 the United States fought its bloodiest war. Although the reasons the Civil War started had little to do directly with the issue of slavery, it was at the heart of the political ...