Defend or refute that statement that the Emancipation Proclamation was one of the greatest political documents in American history

Defend or refute that statement that the Emancipation Proclamation was one of the greatest political documents in American history

the Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was one of the greatest political documents in American history. Defend or refute that statement.

Review the text and images athttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart5.html.  Describe how northerners and southerners viewed and treated blacks during Reconstruction.  What conclusions can you draw regarding race relations in America?  Include a brief discussion on how blacks responded to their former masters after the Civil War ended.