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" A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.... "
Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ... - Page 43
by Abraham Lincoln - 1860 - 268 pages
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The Library Of Original Sources: 1833-1865

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 452 pages
...— "I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North...
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Past Futures: The Impossible Necessity of History

Ged Martin - History - 2004 - 305 pages
...interpreted as another forward step by an aggressive slave power: 'Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it...the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South.' If the Southern-dominated...
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 pages
...will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History ...

Clement A. Evans - History - 2004 - 776 pages
...it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of absolute extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. ' ' Southern men were astounded by these sentences....
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A Pictorial History of the Confederacy

John Chandler Griffin - History - 2004 - 228 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new — North as well as South." Lincoln's intentions were clear. Should...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - History - 2004 - 162 pages
...and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new—North as well as South." 4 ' In this situation, Lincoln argued, those...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 pages
...the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. (2.461-462) Between Webster's fear of dissolution...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 pages
...his famous "House Divided" speech on June 16, 1858, Lincoln argued that the agitation over slavery, will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new— North as well as South.8 Americans are not warring today over the...
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The Civil War and the Constitution 1859-1865, Vol. 1, Volume 1

John W. Burgess - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...dissolved ; I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." Mr. Douglas at once made this proposition...
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Indivisible: Uniting Values for a Divided America

Martha Zoller - History - 2005 - 206 pages
...speech, Lincoln stated plainly that one or the other would prevail: "Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." During the mid-nineteenth century, Lincoln...
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