This is a 23 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - The Emancipation Proclamation. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion, excluding areas controlled by the Union and thus applying to 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time.
The Proclamation was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States' forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves.
The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant citizenship to the ex-slaves (called freedmen). It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.
The presentation cover the following:
What Is The Emancipation Proclamation?
What Did It Provide?
Issued in Two Parts
How Was It to Be Enforced?
Effect of The Proclamation (2)
Some States Excluded
States Included/Excluded Map
Impact on the Civil War
Abolitionist Demand More
Booker T. Washington
Union Military Reaction
Confederate Military Reaction
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations I offer under the heading .... American Civil War.