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House Divided, history homework help

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Summarize the main points of Lincoln’s House Divided Speech. Why would someone from the South who followed the ideological discussions around the question of slavery have reason to be concerned about Lincoln’s opinions as stated in this address? Would this speech satisfy an ardent abolitionist? Why or why not? How do the ideas of this speech reflect the times in which it was given? What other main events in the march towards Civil War have influenced Lincoln’s thinking on slavery and the part it plays in the union at this point in the disintegration of the Union? From what he says in this speech what are Lincoln’s thought on the founders of the United States or rather those who wrote the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia? Address at least two of these issues in your initial posting.


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LINCOLN’S HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH

LINCOLN’S HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH
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LINCOLN’S HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH

Summary of Main Points
According to Neely, Mark E. Jr. (1982), Lincoln gave his speech on June 16, 1858, at the close
of the Republican State Convention. During this period, he was selected to contest for the
senator’s seat in the convention. His speech was primarily to target Senator Stephen A. Douglas
and his Republican supporters.
Lincoln claimed that their state was in a bad condition, and its possible status in future would be
worse if slavery was not abolished. He further said that it was five years since the abolition of
holding fugitives was supposed to cease, but it even seemed to grow more. As a result, the
slavery activism brought more harm to the state than gains. Lincoln’s main point was that a
house cannot be run or rather triumph on its...

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