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About the Document
Enacted in 1862, this edition of the Emancipation Proclamation was auctioned to raise money for Union troops during the Civil War. It is signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward.
Below, download the document image and discussion guide below, which encourages students to examine this primary source and its impact on American society.