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" 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 will become all one thing, or all the other.... "
American History - Page 362
by James Alton James, Albert Hart Sanford - 1909 - 565 pages
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Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality

James L. Huston - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 221 pages
...either slavery would be restricted to its present limits and put on the path of eventual extinction, "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." To this, Douglas had an eloquent rejoinder:...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; 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." The opponents of slavery had prevailed...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...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 of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...— 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 of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...— 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 of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

David Brion Davis - Social Science - 2006 - 464 pages
...— 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 of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 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 of slavery will avert the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it...
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War ...

James F. Simon - History - 2006 - 324 pages
..."ultimate extinction." If they failed, then the advocates of slavery "The Better Angels of Our Nature" 143 "will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new—North as well as South." The second section of the address, less lyrical...
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Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History

Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith - Education - 2007 - 176 pages
...such a land." Abraham Lincoln, June 1858 "In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against...other." "Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Eminent Domain Revolt: Changing Perceptions in a New Constitutional Epoch

John Ryskamp - Law - 2007 - 269 pages
...it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; 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." This comment is also a statement that involuntary...
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