AMERICAN CIVIL WAR(1861 1865)
THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION[SOURCES]
(A) ** A state that has members of Congress representing them are not in rebellion.
(B) A state that signed an oath of loyalty to the nation will not be in rebellion.
(C) A state that has met its yearly requirements, paying duties and taxes, will not be in rebellion.
(D) A state that has freed its slaves will be considered a state that is not in rebellion.
Concept note-1: -Read the fourth paragraph of the Emancipation Proclamation. Based on the information in this paragraph, how does Lincoln define that a state is not in rebellion? A state that has members of Congress representing them are not in rebellion.
Concept note-2: -In the 4th paragraph, Lincoln designates all or parts of 10 of the 11 Confederate States as still being in rebellion against the United States. Which Confederate state did he leave out and why do you think the slaves in this state were not freed by the Emancipation Proclamation?
Concept note-3: -Paragraph 5 serves to break up the blocky text of the rest of the proclamation by providing a list of rebel states. B. Paragraph 5 lists all of the states and parts of states that are considered in rebellion against the Unites States and the ways in which they can be proven otherwise.
Concept note-4: -President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free."