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Teaching Background: the Emancipation Proclamation

Background: the Emancipation Proclamation

Americans tend to think of the Civil War as being fought to end slavery. Even one full year into the Civil War, the elimination of slavery was not a key objective of the North.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What were the underlying causes of Lincoln's decision to issue the Proclamation when he did?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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