There is much discussion about Lincoln's order abolishing slavery in the states "in rebellion". Though the Emancipation Proclamation did not free any slaves right out nor make any drastic changes it was a very necessary, very big step taken. Lincoln began an essential phase that the country had to get through in order for slavery to ever be abolished. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was very important not much freedom truly occurred.
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black people the right to vote.
The combination of the Emancipation Proclamation and these three amendments truly set the blacks free. Much more was to be done before they would ever really be viewed as equals, but none of this could be possible without the Proclamation and these amendments. This period of time, the Proclamation, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments have truly left their mark and will always have a place in America's history.