HIST 2111 Columbus Technical John Smith Preston and Abraham Lincoln Essay

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DISCUSSION READINGS
John Smith Preston on Secession

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861

INSTRUCTIONS
You will read the above two speeches (John Smith Preston, Abraham Lincoln), and answer all of the following questions in your essay:
a) JOHN PRESTON SMITH: Is it legal for southern states to secede from the Union? What has the North done to cause southern states to leave the Union?
b) ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Can states break away (secede) from the Union? Why or Why not? What are Lincoln's views toward the South? What are his duties as President of the United Sates?

Your essay should be a minimum of 2 pages, and you should spend AT LEAST one page discussing EACH position (one page discussing the Preston perspective and one page discussing the Lincoln perspective).

Two pages is the minimum, and minimum essays normally score a C. If you want a higher grade, plan to be comprehensive in your coverage of the readings (there is no maximum page limit). Your answer should reflect the main points from both readings, and use examples from the documents to illustrate your main points.

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John Smith Preston and Abraham Lincoln
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a) JOHN PRESTON SMITH: Is it legal for southern states to secede from the Union?
What has the North done to cause southern states to leave the Union?
Yes, it is lawful for the Southern to separate from the Union. As indicated in the
reading, in Preston’s speech to the Virginia Convention, he claims that the South has legal
rights to separate from the Union. According to Preston’s argument, he claims that the South
experienced diverse problems that the North experienced. Due to the difference that exists
between the Southern states and the Northern states is enough proof, according to Preston,
that the two do not hold anything in common, hence have to ...


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