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" We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 161
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Be a Hero! the Quest for Authentic Leadership

Matthew Stanley - Executive ability - 2000 - 184 pages
...may threaten to destroy its peace and prosperity. Speaking of slavery, Lincoln prophetically stated, "In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and past." Even though he had great wisdom, Lincoln showed his human weakness, not recognizing the full...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 396 pages
...slave: If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fiflh year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...Nebraska controversy at the start of his senatorial campaign against Douglas in 1858, Lincoln had said, We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy...cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed.1 On December 17, 1860, he wrote to Republican editor Thurlow Weed that in the event of compromise...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...quote at length the whole paragraph in which the expressions which puzzle you occur. It is as follows: "We are now far into the fifth year since a policy...policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but constantly augmented. I believe it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed....
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The Time of Slavery

Elizabeth Sirimarco - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 114 pages
...excerpt of which follows. WE ARE NOW FAR INTO THE FIFTH YEAR since a policy [the KansasNebraska Act] was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation "/ do not expect the house to fall. ' of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...are now far on in the fifth year since a policy was instituted for the avowed object, and with the confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation...under the operation of that policy, that agitation had not only not ceased, but had constantly augmented. I believe it will not cease until a crisis shall...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 476 pages
...read: "If we could first know where vie are, and iohilhervie are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half .v//cw and half 'free. I do not expect the...
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Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made ...

Michael Knox Beran - History - 2007 - 496 pages
...Age senators: We are now in the fifth year, since a policy was initiated [that of Senator Douglas], with the avowed object, and confident promise, of...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the...
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Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America

Allen C. Guelzo - History - 2008 - 383 pages
...going: If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand. " I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. For four and a half...
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - History - 2014 - 308 pages
...Illinois Republicans Lincoln eloquently stated his views on the nation's slavery issue by declaring, "We are now far into the fifth year since a policy...passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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