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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Lawyer "Lincoln was a self taught lawyer passing the bar examination in 1836. Shortly after that he moved to the newly named state capitol of Springfield, Illinois." In Springfield he earned the reputation "Honest Abe". Thesis Satement Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation helped to end slavery in the U.S., thus making this land an equal place for all people to live in. Presidency "Lincoln became president after years of sectional tensions, the election of an antislavery northerner as the 16th president of the U.S. drove many southerners to the brink." Seven souther states seceded after his inauguration. During his presidency he wrote many speeches including the Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysberg Address. After the north had won the war, Lincoln was assassinated at point blank by John W. Booth. The Emancipation Proclamation Takes Effect "The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves that were still in the rebellion on January 1, 1863." Although the proclamation freed slaves, no slaves were really free because the Union had no control over those areas. The Emancipation Proclamation severely sabotaged Confederate attempts to secure recognition by foreign governments. The Emancipation Proclamation was a document wrote by Lincoln to help free slaves in the south. "January 1, 1863 came, an with it the final proclamation, which committed the government and armed forces of the United States to liberate the slaves in the rebel states as an act of justice,warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity." Emancipation Proclamation The Emancipation Proclamation Takes Effect "The Emancipation Proclamation was met by a good deal of opposition, as many Northerners were unwilling to fight for the freedom of blacks." Lincoln stated, "I never felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper."
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