We all celebrate June 19th with a parade, good food and good friends. When I was young, we would attend the parade and head to Rosewood Park for good music and the gathering of many people.
1. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation twice. Sept. 22, 1862 and Jan. 1, 1863.
2. The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to States in the rebellion.
3. Lincoln’s advisers did not initially support the Emancipation Proclamation.
4. The Battle of Antietam provided the Union victory to issue the Emancipation.
5. The Emancipation was a firm demonstration of the President’s executive war powers.
6. The Emancipation Proclamation changed the focus of the war.
7. The Emancipation help prevent involvement of foreign nations in the Civil War.
8. The Emancipation paved the way for Blacks to fight for their freedom.
9. The Emancipation led the way for total abolition of slavery in the U. S.
10. Lincoln considered the Emancipation Proclamation the crowning achievement of his presidency.
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Facts courtesy of civilwar.org