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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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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...the war power of the government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. It may be affirmed without extravagance...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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...the war power of the government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. It may be affirmed without extravagance...
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A Political History of Slavery: Being an Account of the Slavery ..., Volume 2

William Henry Smith - Slavery - 1903
...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 fatal...out the war power of the government and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation. Mr. Lincoln in a few paragraphs exposed...
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History of the United States of America, Volume 2

Henry William Elson - United States - 1904 - 911 pages
...can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. ... Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? " That the President no longer thought of compromise is clear from his statement that " no popular...
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Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: Including Inaugurals and Proclamations

Abraham Lincoln - 1906 - 417 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...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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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...recognize that he did not start the war but had war forced on him. After the attack, he told the Congress, "no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government; and so to resist force, employed for its destruction, by force, for its preservation." A People's Contest .he attack...
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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
...reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 3, p. 339. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? "Message to Congress in Special Session," July 4, 1861, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln,...
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Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs: A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers

Jay Monaghan - History - 1997 - 505 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...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"'22 Reviewing for Congress the attitude of foreign powers toward the Civil War, Lincoln...
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Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure

Mark E. Brandon - Political Science - 1998 - 248 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?"'' 2 * Lincoln, "First Inaugural Address," supra note 26, at 264-265. 2 "Id. '"Id., at 270, 271. " Lincoln,...
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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - Political Science - 1999 - 236 pages
...government "break up their Government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth"? "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"s1 Lincoln as president believed he had no choice but to exercise his war powers under the...
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