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Posted by jessca on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 9:02pm.

Why in the Emancipation Proclamation did Lincoln make exceptions to certain areas (I am not talking about the Border States that remained loyal and did not cede, but there were other areas also, like New Orleans, York, St.Bernard, St.Charles, and some others.)

See....why would these certain areas just be allowed to keep slavery and not be affected by the Proclamation? Need someone to explain this to me...

Thanks so much!!!

The so called Emancipation proclaimation was targeted only to those areas not under Federal jurisdiction. If slaves were in areas of Federal jurisdiction, they remained slaves. The reason for this proclaimation was not to free slaves, but to punish rebellious states for not coming back into the US.

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