The Emancipation Proclamation
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a document that freed black people from slavery. New York Ratification of the Bill of RightsOn September 25, 1790, by joint resolution, Congress passed 12 articles of amendment to the new Constitution, now known as the Bill of Rights.
Click on the video link to listen to a short preview of the Emancipation Proclamation document itself. A dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, which paved the way for the abolishment of slavery and served as a rallying point in the midst of the Ci...
The following quotes represent the views of Abraham Lincoln on slavery and the difficulties of equality. "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy." "There is a physical difference between the two which in my judgement will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality." January 1st: "I never, in my life, felt more certain I was doing right in signing this paper." -Abraham Lincoln Back to Abraham Lincoln                                                                       Thesis                            ...
This image represents the emancipation proclamation being signed.
The Emancipation Proclamation is found in the National Archives in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON — President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Civil Rights were 100 years apart, but both changed the nation and
This year, on December 31st 2012, the Emancipation Proclamation turned 150.
This quotes says quite a bit about what people though of the Emancipation Proclamation. (p.4)
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