Constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation is considered to be one of the most important documents in American history. Paul Finkelman spoke about… read more

The Emancipation Proclamation is considered to be one of the most important documents in American history. Paul Finkelman spoke about Abraham Lincoln and the constitutionality of the proclamation. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Constitutionalizing Freedom: Lincoln’s Road to Emancipation” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close

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Constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation

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299487-3
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 6, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 7, 2011

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  • Aug 06, 2011 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2011 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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