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Emancipation of Slaves: Definition, Law & Proclamation Summary Video

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What were Lincoln's views on slavery prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War?

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1. Why did the Battle of Antietam serve as a 'turning point' in the Civil War?

2. What did the Emancipation Proclamation declare?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Freedom for slaves in America was a direct result of dedication, war, and a timeline of historical events that inevitably led to that conclusion. This quiz and worksheet will help you learn about the various details that precipitated emancipation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following:

  • Difference between the Thirteenth Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Reason Lincoln did not declare all slaves free
  • Focus of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Importance of the Battle of Antietam
  • Lincoln's pre-Civil War views on slavery

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will measure your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a key battle in the Civil War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Thirteenth Amendment

Additional Learning

To fully understand this subject, take some time to review the associated lesson, Emancipation of Slaves: Definition, Law & Proclamation Summary. This lesson will cover the following objectives in detail:

  • Understand the controversy surrounding slaves and freedom
  • Identify important figures crucial to emancipation
  • Discover the changes made to the U.S. Constitution to secure freedom for slaves
  • Learn about the violent and ideological battles fought for emancipation
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