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Free At Last

  1. 1. Free At Last Mr. Schumaier
  2. 2. Define Emancipate 1
  3. 3. Emancipate To Set Free <ul><li>Free
  4. 4. Release from Control </li></ul>Emancipation Proclamation 1
  5. 5. What was the Emancipation Proclamation? 2
  6. 6. Statement September 22, 1862 that all slaves in states still in rebellion would be freed on January 1, 1863. 2
  7. 7. What slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation? 3
  8. 8. <ul>Only slaves in uncaptured Confederate states </ul>3
  9. 9. Why did Lincoln free slaves in the Confederacy? 4
  10. 10. Lincoln thought he could save the Union and weaken the South by broadening the war goals of the North 4
  11. 12. How did free blacks help the Union at first? 5
  12. 13. They performed noncombat tasks for the Union army at the beginning because they were barred for joining. 5
  13. 14. How did they help after 1862? 6
  14. 15. Summer 1862 Union passed law which allowed blacks to join the army. They formed all back units commanded by whites. 6
  15. 16. Who were the 54 th Massachusetts Infantry? 7
  16. 17. One of the first ALL BLACK unit. They attacked Fort Wagner near Charleston in 1863 Almost half of the soldiers were killed but they won respect for black soldiers. 7
  17. 19. The End

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