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.
What were the underlying causes of Lincoln's decision to issue the Proclamation when he did?
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas
DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:
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