SAT Subject US History Practice Question 392: Answer and Explanation
13. Which of the following rights did the Emancipation Proclamation confer on which group of people?
A. It freed all Confederate prisoners of war on condition that they not rejoin their army.
B. It freed all slaves in the United States.
C. It freed all slaves in the states in open rebellion.
D. It gave all slaves the right to vote.
E. It gave all Confederate citizens the right to move north and settle in Union states without suffering any penalty.
Correct Answer: C
The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, and freed all slaves in states then in rebellion against the United States.