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" 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 to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 107
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The Eminent Domain Revolt: Changing Perceptions in a New Constitutional Epoch

John Ryskamp - Law - 2007 - 269 pages
...the fifth year since a policy [the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, dealing with territories and slavery] was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." This comment is also a statement that involuntary...
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Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History

Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith - Education - 2007 - 176 pages
...myself that anything could fall from my lips in praise of such a land." Abraham Lincoln, June 1858 "In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." Senator Stephen Douglas, First Lincoln-Douglas...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 266 pages
...expect the house to fall— but I do expect it to cease to be divided. " He went on, "It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. " 8 Lincoln next spoke of what he perceived...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 454 pages
...calling for abolition. But here is how Lincoln parsed his own words: "Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it...advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new— North as well as South." Then he added: "Have we no...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
...the house to fell ; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all the one thing or the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it further until it becomes alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 476 pages
...it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinc tion; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in nll the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." He put together this and that circumstance...
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The Shut Mouth Society

James D. Best - Fiction - 2008 - 333 pages
...dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new — North as well as South." Evarts plopped the book back onto the table....
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 293 pages
...Free. I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States — old as well as new, North as well as South. In speaking of Stephen Douglas facing up...
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"The Father of Baseball": A Biography of Henry Chadwick

Andrew J. Schiff - Sports & Recreation - 2008 - 269 pages
...one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it ... or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." While the late 1850s were a tempestuous time...
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