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Q: Who did the Emancipation Proclamation promise to free?A) all slaves in Union and Confederate statesB) all slaves in Union statesC) only slaves in states that were in rebellion against the
UnionD) slaves in Confederate states that had free relatives in the North
A: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, in the second year of the Civil War. [ In a preliminary proclamation issued four months earlier, Lincoln stated that on the first of the year “all persons held as slaves” in “States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States” would be
free. The Emancipation Proclamation put this declaration into effect. It named the states or parts of states currently in the Confederacy and promised that the executive branch and the military would maintain the slaves’ freedom. The answer is A. ]
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