Why did the Emancipation Proclamation free slaves only in Confederate states?
A- President Lincoln did not have the authority to remove property from U.S. citizens.
B- President Lincoln did not have the authority to naturalize Northern freedmen into citizens.
C- Northern legislatures had already passed legislation blocking emancipation.
D- Northern legislatures had already passed the Emancipation Proclamation.
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I thought it was A but I'm not sure
The Emancipation Proclamation didn't actually free all of the slaves. Since Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as a military measure, it didn't apply to border slave states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri, all of which had remained loyal to the Union