150 Years Ago Today… Republicans Freed the Slaves

Another Great moment in Republican Party History.

On this day in 1863 Republicans freed the slaves.

While yesterday, of course was New Year’s Day, it’s also the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation–which declared slaves held in Confederate territory free. It took two more years of fighting in the Civil War and the passage of Lincoln’s 13th Amendment before all of the slaves were freed.

It’s Called The Emaciation Proclamation:

On New Year’s Day in 1863, the Republican Party’s Emancipation Proclamation came into effect. While Republicans rejoiced, Democrat politicians and newspapers denounced President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) for freeing slaves. Demonstrating their depravity, New York’s Gov. Horatio Seymour, who would be the 1868 Democrat presidential nominee, denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as “a proposal for the butchery of women and children.” The Louisville Daily Democrat called it “an outrage of all constitutional law, all human justice, all Christian feeling.”

The Proclamation, which was announced after the Union victory in the Battle of Antietam, convinced the British and the French not to recognize the Confederacy as an independent nation.

Marathon Pundit has more.

And why don’t we celebrate that. It cost our country the largest war-time causalities ever.


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