Read Chapters 13 & 14 and the Emancipation Proclamation Transcript . Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
In early 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
· Why did Lincoln decide to issue the Proclamation at this particular time?
· What factors determined this decision?
· What did the President hope to gain?
· What were the limitations of the Proclamation, and what was its larger historical significance?