I saw this recently on FamilySearch – What was the Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation?: https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/emancipation-proclamation. Longer article, but I included the topics below. It’s worth noting that if any Confederate state rejoined the Union, then it wouldn’t apply to that state. A point left out in the article.
February 15, 2022
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on the first day of 1863, amid the United States Civil War. While a first step towards the abolition of slavery, at the time it was issued it could not truly be enforced. It would be followed nearly 3 years later by the Thirteenth Amendment, which would abolish slavery in the United States for good. The Emancipation Proclamation also had other, more immediate effects, and it may have played a role in the Union’s victory.
Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
When did slavery in the United States end?
Did your ancestors fight in the United States Civil War?