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" Such a decision is all that slavery now lacks of being alike lawful in all the States. Welcome or unwelcome, such decision is probably coming, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown. "
The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ... - Page 41
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 492 pages
...lacks of being alike lawful in all the states. Welcome, or unwelcome, such decision is probably coming, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the...free, and we shall awake to the reality instead, that 0he Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave state. To meet and overthrow the power of that dynasty,...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 724 pages
...all that was needed to make slavery universal, and, Lincoln predicted, it was "probably coming, . . . unless the power of the present political dynasty...Missouri are on the verge of making their State free," he warned; "and we shall awake to the reality, instead, that the Supreme Court has made Illinois a...
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Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure

Mark E. Brandon - History - 1998 - 278 pages
...decisions on slavery earlier in the decade. "Welcome or unwelcome, such a decision is probably coming, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the...present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown."" 1 Lincoln would later advocate resisting Dred Scott within national political institutions, specifically...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 978 pages
...will soon he upon us, unless the power of the present political dynasty shall he met and overtbrown. We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming that the people...Court has made Illinois a slave State. To meet and overtbrow that dynasty is the work hefore all those who would prevent that consummation. That is what...
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The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

James L. Abrahamson - History - 2000 - 228 pages
...convincing Lincoln that a Slave Power dominated the federal government, including the Supreme Court. "We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming that the people...Missouri are on the verge of making their State free," Lincoln warned the 1858 Illinois Republican convention, "and we shall awake to the reality, instead,...
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The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism

Robert William Fogel - History - 2000 - 412 pages
...a state to exclude slavery from its limits." And such a decision "will be soon upon us," he warned, "unless the power of the present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown." Otherwise, "We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming the people of Missouri are on the verge of making...
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Property Rules: Political Economy in Chicago, 1833-1872

Robin L. Einhorn - Business & Economics - 2001 - 324 pages
...uniform policy of the United States. "We shall lie down," as Lincoln put it in his House Divided speech, "pleasantly dreaming that the people of Missouri are...instead, that the Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave state."94 The "people" of Missouri and Illinois, Lincoln insisted, should make these decisions themselves....
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 532 pages
...trade," and "how can [Douglas] resist it?" The moral of the story was clear: unless Douglas is stopped, "We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming that the people...the Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave State." The convention went appropriately wild over the "House Divided" speech, and Herndon beamingly predicted...
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The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History

Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak, Julian Zelizer - History - 2009 - 464 pages
...just such a concern that caused Lincoln to famously worry in his "house divided" speech: "We shall all lie down pleasantly dreaming that the people of Missouri...Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave State.""' The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was a direct repudiation of Dred Scott,...
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My Fellow Americans

Michael Waldman - 363 pages
...of being alike lawful in all the States. Welcome or unwelcome, such decision is probably com' ing, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the...present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown. ii : 'Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion, for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How...
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