🇺🇸President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”Lincoln was a member of The National Union Party, which was the temporary name used by the Republican Party! Not the Democratic Party!!🇺🇸

July 8, 2022