Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation as Focal Topics.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Please help with the following problem.

    Examine who Lincoln freed with the Emancipation Proclamation and explain why he waiting so long to issue it.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 9:28 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/history/north-american-history/lincoln-emancipation-proclamation-focal-topics-186381

    Solution Preview

    Problem: Examine who Lincoln freed with the Emancipation Proclamation and explain why he waiting so long to issue it.

    In fact, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed no slaves. A careful reading of the text reveals the Proclamation "freed" only those slaves who were in territory still under the control of the Confederate government. All slave states still in the Union were excepted, and so was all Southern territory currently under Union occupation. Secretary of State William Seward recognized the irony, and said, "We show our symapthy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free." The Proclamation was a war measure, designed to rally ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution examines Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation as a focal topic. The explanation is given in 426 words with three references.

    $2.19