Why in your opinion did Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863? What had changed?
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which declared that all persons held slaves within rebellious states to be help free. This were more than 3 million black people who mostly were help fugitive and in slavery. In my view, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued for the fear of bloody civil war that was approaching its third year.
Although the proclamation did not end slavery entirely in the nation, it tremendously changed the imaginations of Million of masses. As such, black men were accepted into the military system thus enabling the liberated to become liberators who fought for the union and freedom wars.