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?