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Emancipation Proclamation

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued an order to the Executive Branch proclaiming all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free.

The Emancipation Proclamation - View the Document

View the Emancipation Proclamation online.

The Emancipation Proclamation - Resources on The Web

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