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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Emancipation Proclamation

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All of the following statements about the Emancipation Proclamation are correct EXCEPT:

A

Its goal was to get Southern states to surrender early, in order to keep their slaves.

B

It immediately freed all slaves in the Confederacy, as well as border states in the Union that still had slavery.

C

It encouraged newly freed African-American males to join the Union military.

D

Lincoln had written it earlier in 1862, but waited until a big Union victory to publicly release it.

E

It further benefited the Union by guaranteeing that England and France would not recognize the Confederacy or give it financial and military aid.