President Lincoln Signs the Emancipation Proclamation Primary Source Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the signing and the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation. This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:Click here to view the website.The primary source document is labeled (President Lincoln Signs the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863)Students read the…
This is a simple worksheet to help students understand the basics of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. It helps explain why it was issued as well as the actual and symbolic effects of the document on America.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22nd, 1862. Lincoln waited until after they had a decisive victory in the Civil War to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This document was to allow everyone to be free, Abe wanted to end slavery because slaves and farmers could fight in the Civil War. Another reason that it was passed was because Lincoln wanted to keep Britain and France from forming an alliance with the South. This was signed on January 1st, 1863.