What could I say in two editorials on the Emanicapation Proclamation?  These have to be about how the Proclamation will benefit the North. What could I say in two editorials on the Emanicapation Proclamation?  These have to be about how the Proclamation will benefit the North.

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The North would probably focus on how the slaves would be freed, since most of the free states in the North looked down on the South and wanted to free slaves and put an end to slavery. The slaves would be freed and become potential employees for factories in the North.
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There are a number of things you could mention in your editorials.

  • You could say it will help keep strong countries like England from taking the Confederates' side.  England does not approve of slavery.  Now that the war is explicitly about ending slavery, England will be less likely to side with the South.
  • You could say it will hurt the South economically.  It might make slaves want to run away and get to the Union forces so they can be free.  This will deprive the South of its labor force and help make them lose.
  • You could say it makes the war more of a moral crusade.  The war is now for a great moral purpose.  This will make Northern soldiers more enthusiastic about the war.  (This last one would be a bit iffy, but you could claim that it will...)
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