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


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


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


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


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


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

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