Emancipation Proclamation Journal

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In this course, you will complete a series of History Journal entries, which you will submit twice during the term. Refer to the Assignments and Course Schedule on Syllabus Page 2 for due dates.Journal #2In this second journal activity, you may write about any topic(s) of your choice, but it is best to use the textbook to study.

For this activity, topics should address content covered in Chapters 9 – 15 in the textbook.

Read Chapters 13 & 14 and the Emancipation Proclamation Transcript. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:In early 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Why did Lincoln decide to issue the Proclamation at this particular time?
What factors determined this decision?
What did the President hope to gain?
What were the limitations of the Proclamation, and what was its larger historical significance?You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats.

Read Chapter 15 and the information included in the Mississippi Black Code. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following item(s):During Reconstruction, Black Codes were enacted in several former states in the Confederacy. A Republican-controlled Congress would later react to suppress these codes.

What ultimately were these codes designed to do?
Precisely how did the codes aim to accomplish these objectives?You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats.

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