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Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Advertisements

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Interesting Facts During Inauguration Week

Have a history teacher explain this if they can. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in … Continue reading

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