Emancipation Proclamation Bookmark
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches
This is a unique bookmark commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation. Proudly exclusive to the National Archives Store and made in the United States, it makes a special gift.
Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it placed the issue squarely on top of the wartime agenda. It added moral force to the Union's cause and was a significant milestone leading to the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, formally outlawing slavery throughout the nation. The Emancipation Proclamation linked the preservation of American constitutional government to the end of slavery. It has become one of our country's most treasured documents.
The original handwritten Emancipation Proclamation is preserved, protected and held in trust by the National Archives.