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It wasn't a law; it was the Emancipation Proclamation, which was an executive order under Lincoln's powers as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

Lincoln would not have had the power to free the slaves in states that were in the Union and which were not in rebellion.

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In the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln announce the freedom of slaves in?

states in rebellion against the United States. all rebelling states


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Lincoln freed the slaves in the Confederate States, because they were in rebellion against the Union. Causing most of the Civil war, Lincoln decided to make the Emancipation to abolish the rebillion and keep the Union stable.


In the emancipation proclamation lincolns announced the freedom of slaves in?

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Did Lincoln help the slaves during the Civil War?

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It was issued by American President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, using war time powers to free the slaves of the ten states in rebellion against the United States government. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves.


What was Lincoln's reason for not emancipating slaves when the war began?

Lincoln had a very specific reason why he did not emancipate all the slaves when the Civil War began. He knew that emancipating all the slaves might cause other states to leave the Union, so he only freed the slaves in the states that were already in rebellion.


What was the emancipitation proclomatin?

The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the states that had seceded from the Union as a movement of the war. The freed slaves became eligible to serve in the Union Army.


Why could Lincoln only free the slaves in the state that were in rebellion and not all of the slaves throughout the country?

President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in rebellious areas of the US in 1863. All other slaves had been freed in the North.


What did the emancipation proclamation accomplish?

It freed slaves in states outside of the Union. It freed the slaves in the Confederacy. It freed slaves in the rebelling states. It frees slaves. It was issued by American President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, using war time powers to free the slaves of the ten states in rebellion against the United States government. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves.


What did Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

It freed slaves in states outside of the Union. It freed the slaves in the Confederacy. It freed slaves in the rebelling states. It frees slaves. It was issued by American President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, using war time powers to free the slaves of the ten states in rebellion against the United States government. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves.


What document freed slaves from rebelling against the union?

I think you may be a little confused. The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves that were in areas that were- AT THAT TIME- in rebellion against the Union. Not the slaves rebelling, but the states or parts of states where slaves lived,


In 1863 The emancipation proclamation declared free only those slaves in which states?

States still in rebellion against the United States.