Emancipation proclamation

An HMS American Cultures Collabrative Project

Issued by Abraham Lincoln after the battle of Antitam, it freed all the slaves in the states currently in rebellion, in the south, but not in the border states, because HE DID NOT WANT THEM TO SECEDE.The Emancipation Proclamation was originally made to create unity in the states but when the south showed that they wanted no such thing with the Union then th Emancipation Proclamation was created,