creating the emancipation proclamation 1

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Creating The Emancipation Proclamation

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  1. What was the Emancipation Proclamation and what was Lincoln’s goal for drafting it?
  2. Why was Maryland significant to Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation?
  3. In your opinion did Lincoln have the legal authority to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, why or why not?
  4. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, why was there a need for an amendment to end slavery?

Answer each question. Each answer should be no longer than a paragraph.

  • Sentence 1 – Should restate the question with your initial claim.
  • Sentences 2-4- Should provide evidence from the assigned readings to support your claim.
  • Sentence 5- Should complete your thought with a reiteration of the question and your conclusion.