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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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Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches

Josh Gottheimer - History - 2003 - 502 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 Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

Political oratory - 2003 - 337 pages
...the operation of that policy, that agitation has, not only not ceased, hut 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. Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 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...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new—North as well as South." To such a distinct and commanding voice,...
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The 100 Greatest Heroes

Harry Paul Jeffers - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 322 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 till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, — old as well as new, North as...
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The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s

Eric H. Walther - History - 2004 - 210 pages
...the other. Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it ... in [the] course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." Lincoln explained that a vast Slave Power...
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Don't Know Much About History

Kenneth C. Davis - History - 2009 - 752 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. Why did John Brown attack a federal arsenal?...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 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. Despite every promise that Kansas-Nebraska...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 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. Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - History - 2004 - 340 pages
...Republican party for the place except Lincoln, for the reason that he demanded that they should carrv out the arrangement. Having formed this new party...the course of ultimate extinction. or its advocates will push it foncard till it shall become alike lawful in ail the States, — old as well as new. North...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...stand." N I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free 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 SouthLincoln only meant by this that Kansas-Nebraska,...
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