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The Emancipation Proclamation declared slaves in which of the following areas “forever free?”

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All areas of the United States

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No

All areas of the Confederacy

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No

Areas in border states loyal to the Union

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No

Confederate areas still in rebellion

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Yes

Areas in states controlled by Union forces

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No

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.

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