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" They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 151
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE MODERN COMMONWEALTH

ARTHUR N. HOLCOMBE - 1923 - 540 pages
...up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all and revered by all—constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even, though...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." 1 Such is the evolution of the American principle of Equality a equality. From an idea that all men...
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In the Footsteps of the Lincolns

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Lincoln family (Samuel Lincoln, 1619?-1690) - 1924 - 418 pages
...them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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The Century: 1887, Volume 34

1887 - 980 pages
...of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit. They meant to set up a standard maxim lor free society, which should be familiar to all, and...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that ' all men are created equal ' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity

Liah Greenfeld - History - 1992 - 581 pages
...standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all and revered by all; constantly looked at, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere ... Its authors meant it to be — as, thank God, it is now proving itself — a stumbling block to...
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Old Rights and New

Robert A. Licht - Law - 1993 - 216 pages
...equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no right to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." Here, as in his speech in Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1858, Lincoln links the mandate to work for the...
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The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification ...

David F. Ericson - History - 1993 - 238 pages
...Declaration the founders meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all: constantly looked to, constantly labored for,...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere. (Johannsen, p. 304 [Lincoln]) 37 Lincoln's filiopiety goes quite deep. He not only sees himself as...
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The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification ...

David F. Ericson - History - 1993 - 238 pages
...Declaration the founders meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all: constantly looked to, constantly labored for,...happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, every where. (Johannsen, p. 304 [Lincoln])37 Lincoln's filiopiety goes quite deep. He not only sees...
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Revolutions Revisited: Two Faces of the Politics of Enlightenment

Ralph Lerner - Political Science - 1994 - 136 pages
...remains the outstanding characterization of the Declaration, Lincoln speaks of its authors meaning to set up "a standard maxim for free society, which...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere" (SW 1:398; CW2:4o6). 5 Shorn of its universal intent, of what practical use can that old declaration...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths

Stephen B. Oates - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 240 pages
...America as it was in 1776. "They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society," Lincoln said, "which should be familiar to all, and revered by all;...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." By stressing "to all people of all colors everywhere," Lincoln reminded his countrymen that the American...
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Out of the Wilderness: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

William Hanchett - History - 1994 - 151 pages
...the Trial of the Conspirators, comp. Benn Pitman (facsimile ed., 1954), 93. 18. Democracy's Martyr "the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere, CW, 2:406. 19. Lincoln the War Leader "I claim not to have controlled events . . . ," CW, 7:282; Lincoln...
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