A Promissory Note to End Inequality

To many, the Civil War was fought to inhibit or destroy slavery.  Is this correct?  What did the Emancipation Proclamation do to the pro-slavery forces? Anti-slavery forces?


What the Emancipation Proclamation Did Not Do

  • There are several misconceptions about the Emancipation Proclamation. Did it free slaves throughout the country?
  • Why was Lincoln unwilling to have this Executive Order enforced in the border states?
  • What ultimately forbade slavery?