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Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)

Ranking #2 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 culminated more than eighteen months of heated policy debates in Washington over how to prevent Confederates from using slavery to

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First Draft of Emancipation (July 22, 1862)

Ranking #17 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In pursuance of the sixth section of the act of congress….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 22, 1862 Image Gallery  Close Readings Matthew

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Presidential Proclamation (September 22, 1862)

Ranking #33 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state,

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Presidential Proclamation (April 15, 1861)

Ranking #41 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina,

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Presidential Proclamation (April 19, 1861)

Ranking #42 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States … have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States

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General War Order No. 1 (January 27, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Wind Ralston Ranking #59 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that the 22nd day of February 1862, be the day for a general movement of the Land and

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Presidential Proclamation (May 19, 1862)

Ranking #65 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, proclaim and declare, that the government of the United States, had no knowledge, information, or belief, of an intention

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving (October 3, 1863)

Ranking #69 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” On This Date HD Daily Report, October

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Presidential Proclamation (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #70 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “And I do further proclaim, declare, and make known, that whenever, in any of the States of

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Letter to Henry Sibley (December 6, 1862)

Ranking #113 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that of the Indians and Half-breeds sentenced to be hanged by the Military Commission, composed of Colonel Crooks, Lt. Colonel Marshall, Captain Grant, Captain Bailey, and

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