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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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Studies in American History: A Survey of American History Source Extracts

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1898
...the same people — can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal...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, Volume 1

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1900 - 255 pages
...the same people — can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal...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 Containing Many ...

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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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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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time, Volume 2

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1901
...on the earth. It forces iis to ask, Is there in all Republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties...the war power of the Government; and so, to resist force employed for its destruction by force employed for its preservation. . . ." Having reached this...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Youth and Early Manhood, with a Brief Account of His ...

Noah Brooks - 1901 - 204 pages
...their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? ' " Lincoln was only enforcing here just such ideas of self-government as, during all his life, he...
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The Constitutional History of the United States: 1861-1895

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It compelled the question: "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" Viewing the issue in this light, the President had no choice but to call out the war power of the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 448 pages
...their Government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, " Is there in all republics this inherent and...Government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of ite own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? So viewing the issue, no choice was left...
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