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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? "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 122
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness t " " Must a government, of necessity, be top strong for the liberties of its own people, or too...the war power of the government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...domestic foes. . . It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?' " • MESSAGE TO CONGRESS, DECEMBER, 1862. " A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery

Noah Brooks - 1894 - 471 pages
...the earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? ' ' Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? ' " It will be noticed that in this message, as shown by the above extract, Lincoln was only enforcing...
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The History of the Fall of Fort Sumpter: Being an Inside History of the ...

Samuel Wylie Crawford - Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) - 1896 - 486 pages
...by the same people, can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. Must a government of necessity be too strong for the...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" APPENDIX IV. " STEAMSHIP Baltic, " Thursday, April 18, 1861. "GENERAL : " I have the honor to submit...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, Volume 6

United States. President - 1897
...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 too strong for the...out the war power of the Government and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response...
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Studies in American History: A Survey of American History Source Extracts

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1898
...integrity against its own domestic foes. "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness?" Must a government of necessity be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? It might seem, at first thought, to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South...
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The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - Confederate States of America - 1899
...the earth. It forces us to ask : "Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness f " " Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...the war power of the Government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response...
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Abraham Lincoln: An Essay

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 91 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language : " Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the great...
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A Survey of American History: Source Extracts

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1900 - 255 pages
...integrity against its own domestic foes. "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness?" Must a government of necessity be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? It might seem, at first thought, to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...same people — can or can not maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. . . . So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call...the war power of the government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. This was not Mr. Lincoln's view...
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