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" I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 128
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The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War

Kenneth M. Stampp - History - 1981 - 320 pages
...was "entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...he is as much entitled to these as the white man." All the historical records from 1776 to the 1850s "may be searched in vain for one single affirmation,...
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Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln ...

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 1982 - 466 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects—certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral and intellectual endowment. But in the right...
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 1 1832-1858 (LOA #45)

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1989 - 946 pages
...negro is not entitled to all the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas that he is not my equal in many respects, certainly not in color — perhaps not in intellectual and...
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Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate

David Zarefsky - History - 1993 - 324 pages
...outcomes from the economic principle that he defended: "I agree with Judge Douglas [that the Negro] is not my equal in many respects — certainly not...endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and...
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The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas - History - 1991 - 474 pages
...negro is not entitled to all the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence— the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas that he is not my equal in many respects, certainly not in color— perhaps not in intellectual and...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - History - 1992 - 326 pages
...Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers]. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. [SW 1.512] I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration] intended to include all...
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Cognitive and Instructional Processes in History and the Social Sciences

Mario Carretero, James F. Voss - Education - 1994 - 476 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas [that the Negro] is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 208 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge [Senator] Douglas he is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral...
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Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy

Michael J. Sandel - History - 1998 - 436 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man."36 Although he shared the abolitionists' moral condemnation of slavery, Lincoln did not share...
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From Parchment to Power: How James Madison Used the Bill of Rights to Save ...

Robert A. Goldwin - History - 1997 - 236 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence—the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects—certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right...
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