The Emancipation Proclamation declared slaves in which of the following areas “forever free?”
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All areas of the United States
All areas of the Confederacy
Areas in border states loyal to the Union
Confederate areas still in rebellion
Areas in states controlled by Union forces
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, to be effective on Jan. 1, 1863. The Proclamation declared that all enslaved persons in areas still in rebellion against the United States were free. At the time, the president limited emancipation to these areas based on a variety of legal and political considerations; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment near the end of the Civil War completely abolished slavery in the United States.