The main reason why V. M. Molotov came up with the Molotov Plan was because "<span>C. He wanted to aid Eastern Europe and increase Soviet influence," since the US had already begun to implement a similar "Marshall Plan" in the west. </span>
Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox in April 1865. The freedom promised by the proclamation — and the official legal end of slavery — did not occur until the ratification of the 13th Amendment on Dec. 6, 1865.