The Emancipation Proclamation
From the Set Journey to Freedom
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. However, many see the historic document as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery.
- Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?
- The President Changes His Mind
- A Presidential Order
- What Was Accomplished?
- Time Line
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.7|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|