Fellow countrymen speech. Selected Speeches of Abraham Lincoln 2019-01-27

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Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

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We watched our parents struggle, we earned what we had. It has filled the country with a deeper abhorrence of slavery and a deeper love for the great liberator. Today you can see the First Inaugural Address manuscript and the Bible from the inaugural ceremony online or at the American Treasures exhibit, Library of Congress, Washington, D. He was called upon not merely to administer the Government, but to decide, in the face of terrible odds, the fate of the Republic. In it, he speaks about the causes of the war and how to bring peace to the country.

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Who dissatisfied fellow countrymen did Lincoln refer to

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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. A touching good-bye message to his hometown friends. A platoon of marshals pioneered the carriage of Mrs. Not one munitions plant has been demolished. Among his seven books are The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Own Words; Liberty and Justice for All: Racial Reform and the Social Gospel 1877-1925 ; and An Unsettled Arena: Religion and the Bill of Rights co-editor. The Almighty has his own purposes.

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For how can our people, its 360 per square mile, exist at all if they do not employ every ounce of brain power and physical strength to wrest from their soil what they need? You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend it. They made it possible for me to prepare for this struggle and to create, as far as armaments were concerned, the necessary conditions for resistance. Smedley Butler Cheers Jamie Liked by There is truth to what you say, but it is also an oversimplification. Though deep, he was transparent; though strong, he was gentle; though decided and pronounced in his convictions, he was tolerant towards those who differed from him, and patient under reproaches. Only a madman can say that I have ever had any inferiority complex with respect to the British. The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all.

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Speech by President Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address

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They wanted war, and they made no secret of it. Can treaties be more faithfully enforced between aliens than laws can among friends? Their privacy had been infringed with the Intolerable Acts, as well as the Sugar Act. I have seen all this coming for years. I did everything humanly possible - going almost to the point of self-abasement - to avoid it. If I make a comparison between the living conditions of these peoples the following facts become evident: Forty-six million British dominate and govern approximately 16 million square miles of the surface of the earth. Site evidence from the quotes that explains your opinion. That is your doing; the result of your workmanship, of your industry, your capacity, your devotion.

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Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln

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Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. What does Lincoln say the cause of the war was? Is there such perfect identity of interests among the States to compose a new Union, as to produce harmony only, and prevent renewed secession? Even from this 6 per cent we deduct one-half and, as for the rest, we must have definite proof that it is invested in the interest of the country as a whole. This handicap can never be fully overcome by theories, nor even by the will to work. This is the stance he refers to in this passage. Is it right for half of the country to support the Slackers? There is poverty - incredible poverty - on the one side, and equally incredible wealth on the other. All dreaded it—all sought to avert it. Etonians and Harrovians exclusively in leading positions over there; in this country, men of the people in charge of the State.

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We, too, once had gold, but it was stolen and extorted from us. My fellow countrymen who run the country: … it is has recently come to light that I made a comment a few months ago. Source: , edited by Roy P. More connotatively, it refers to any cause of suffering. Such effort had to be made worth while! If bombs were to be dropped I could not assume the responsibility before the German people of allowing my own countrymen to be destroyed while sparing foreigners. Fondly do we hope—fervently do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.

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General MacArthur's Radio Address

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It is one of the characteristics of the National Socialist State that even in warfare, at times when it is not absolutely necessary, it is sparing of human life. He held in his left hand his Second Inaugural Address, printed in two columns. All dreaded it—all sought to avert it. We fully comprehend the relation of Abraham Lincoln both to ourselves and to the white people of the United States. I refer to the past not in malice, for this is no day for malice; but simply to place more distinctly in front the gratifying and glorious change which has come both to our white fellow-citizens and ourselves, and to congratulate all upon the contrast between now and then; the new dispensation of freedom with its thousand blessings to both races, and the old dispensation of slavery with its ten thousand evils to both races — white and black. A quite inconspicuous, ordinary soldier. We are not enemies, but friends.

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Speech by President Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address

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I thank you all - you who are making this personal sacrifice, who are bearing the many restrictions that are necessary. In Britain matters are usually so arranged that families are divided up, one member being a conservative, another a liberal, and a third belonging to the labor party. Lincoln's soon-to-be Secretary of State, , later made suggestions that softened the original tone somewhat, and contributed to the speech's famous closing. I want the standard of living of the individual raised. Then came the British attack on Norway.

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