Left: border states that seceded (in green) and remained in the union (in yellow). Right: complicated legal effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. Click on map to right to expand.
Step 1: Document analysis
Working with 1-2 partner(s), write brief notes to address the questions on the front of the “Who freed the slaves?” handout on the basis of your analysis of:
We will debrief some of these questions together as a class.
Step 2: Weigh the evidence
Drawing from the documents and your reading in Foner, continue working with your partner(s) to complete the chart entitled “Weigh the evidence.”
Step 3: Debrief