Today in History
September 22, 1862
The End Is In Sight
President Abraham Lincoln issues the first of two executive orders that comprise the Emancipation Proclamation. The first order liberates all slaves living in states still "in rebellion against the United States" on January 1, 1863. The second order, issued on that January date, specifies the states involved. The legality of the Proclamation is questioned, but the moral force is profound.
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