President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22,1862 and it went into effect on January 1, 1863. What was


President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22,1862 and it went into effect on January 1, 1863. What was the significance of this proclamation?
A.
It stated that all slaves in the Northern states would be freed eventually.
B.
It stated that all slaves in the United States are legal citizens.
C.
It stated that all slaves in the Confederate states must be freed immediately.
D.
It stated that all slaves must work for their masters until death.


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