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In Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, he declared:
“..And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.
And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God….” (January 1, 1863)
What was the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation, and how was this supported by the American democratic ideals?
A. The purpose was to go to war with against the Confederacy. It was supported by American democratic ideals because it worked to preserve the Union.
B. The purpose was to free the slaves. It was supported by American democratic ideals because it worked towards “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” of all men.
C. The purpose was to go to war against the Confederacy. It was supported by American democratic ideals because it freed the slaves.
D. The purpose was to free the slaves. It supported American democratic ideals because it gave the slaves the right to vote.