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" Must a Government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence... "
History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ... - Page 139
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1864 - 496 pages
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 274 pages
...rebellion, Lincoln told Congress in 1861, "forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness?' 'Must a Government, of necessity,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?'" tion and yet preserve the Constitution?"15 Relying on the war power, Lincoln seemed to be arguing that...
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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 413 pages
...to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask "is there in all Republics this inherent and fatal weakness?" Must a Government of necessity be...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? 120 So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government, and so...
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Einstein, Money and Contentment

Richard H. Palmquist - Political Science - 2005 - 272 pages
...free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?'"174 (Emphasis added.) Critical balance was lost in the months before the Civil War began....
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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...career. At stake was a fundamental question, one posed by Abraham Lincoln on the fourth of July, 1861, "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"30 Hodgson must have been fearful of even asking the question regarding the presidents involvement....
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The Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator

Wallace Rice - History - 2005 - 104 pages
...devoting any to temper. 1 do not argue — I beseech you to make the argument for yourself. FOURTH Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain Jts own existence ? APRIL PIP TH Lift artificial weights from all shoulders. SIXTH The purposes of...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, " Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ?" Must a Government of necessity be...the war power of the Government, and so to resist the force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response...
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"Whom Can We Trust Now?": The Meaning of Treason in the United States, from ...

Brian F. Carso (Jr.) - History - 2006 - 266 pages
...whole business. As I re-read these pages, I miss her. Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? —Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress, July 4, l86l Introduction 'A Chord Which Vibrates in Every...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 290 pages
...rights than the anarchy it prevents? In Lincoln's words, "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"3 At the Gettysburg battlefield, in the middle of the Civil War Lincoln prosecuted in order...
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Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North

Jennifer L. Weber - History - 2006 - 304 pages
...had little choice but to bend the law in response to the crisis. He defended his actions by asking, "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" He had no time to call Congress into session when the fighting broke out, he said. In fact, he had...
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The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life

Michael Lind - History - 2006 - 304 pages
...Congress he called on July 4, 1 861, at the beginning of the bloodiest conflict in American history: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"18 The victory of the federal government in the Civil War helped the United States to avoid...
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