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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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A History of the Supreme Court

Bernard Schwartz - History - 1993 - 465 pages
...meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly . . . spreading and deepening its influence,...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere."1 In emphasizing the concept of equality as a central theme of the Declaration of Independence...
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Richard M. Weaver, 1910-1963: A Life of the Mind

Fred Douglas Young - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 244 pages
...constantly approximated, and thereby con stantly spreading and deepening its influence and augmenting th happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. Th assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use ir effecting our separation from...
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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 - 162 pages
...Abraham Lincoln, v. 2, p. 404. Rutgers University Press ( 1953, 1990). [The Declaration of Independence] meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. "Speech at Springfield, Illinois," June 26, 1857, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Linco/n,...
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Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 1996 - 272 pages
...constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its in17. Ibid., p. 62. fluence, and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere.18 The Declaration proclaimed equal liberty; the Constitution sanctioned slavery; Lincoln's...
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Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 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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Main Themes in the Debate Over Property Rights, Volume 6

James W. Ely - History - 1997 - 444 pages
...authors of the Declaration, Lincoln argued, "meant to set up a standard maxim for free society . . . constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and...life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." (The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, ed. RW Johannsen [New York, 1965], 304). The various writings of Eric...
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Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature

Larry Arnhart - Science - 1998 - 332 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no power to confer such...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. (1953, 2:405-6) These remarks and many others of Lincoln on slavery and equality show the influence...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - History - 2009 - 100 pages
...then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer such a boon. They meant to declare the right, so that the enforcement of it...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. None of this meant, however, that the Republicans favored amalgamation. There was, I admitted, a natural...
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Events that Changed America in the Eighteenth Century

John Findling - History - 1998 - 209 pages
...a friend that the writers of the Declaration of Independence meant to set up a standard maxim for a free society, which should be familiar to all, and...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. As president, Lincoln took part in spreading, deepening, and augmenting the influence of the Declaration...
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Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham ...

Digital Scanning Inc - History - 1998 - 276 pages
...should permit. " They 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." There again are the sentiments I have expressed in regard to the Declaration of Independence...
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