The American Civil War Part 8 The Emancipation Proclamation
The American Civil WarPart 8 • The Emancipation Proclamation • Abraham Lincoln decides to free the slaves • Only in Confederate territory • To take effect on January 1, 1863 • Slave states that did not secede could keep their slaves.
The American Civil WarPart 7 • Effects of the Emancipation Proclamation • Hurt the Southern Economy • no more slaves to work the farm • * Kept France and England from helping the South
The American Civil WarPart 7 • France and England cannot fight on the side of slavery • the South represented slavery • The Emancipation Proclamation gave the war a meaning. • Now it was a “noble” war.
The American Civil WarPart 7 • The E.P changed the reason for the war • Before= to keep America together • Now = fighting to end slavery • Union soldiers have a reason to fight – Freedom of the slaves