How did the Emancipation Proclamation change the nature of the Civil War, if it did at when he issued it ?
social studies - Ms. Sue, Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:34pm
Lincoln drew the line in the sand. Before the start of the Civil War, he equivocated about the existence of slavery. However, the war proved to him that slavery had to be abolished. The Proclamation gave both sides a solid reason to fight.