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Was Abraham Lincoln an abolitionist?. What does the evidence tell us?. Abraham Lincoln’s Great Awakening: From Moderate to Abolitionist. Underline the sentence that best explains President Lincoln’s position on slavery.

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was abraham lincoln an abolitionist
Was Abraham Lincoln an abolitionist?

What does the evidence tell us?

abraham lincoln s great awakening from moderate to abolitionist
Abraham Lincoln’s Great Awakening: From Moderate to Abolitionist

Underline the sentence that best explains President Lincoln’s position on slavery.

Draw arrows that point to sentences that identify THREE different actions President Lincoln proposed to abolish slavery.

Draw stars next to TWO sentences that explain why President Lincoln decided to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

Circle TWO sentences that explain why President Lincoln’s position on slavery changed during the Civil War.

the emancipation proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863A Transcription

By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.