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" We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.... "
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it - Page 132
by Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...a national policy (pushed by Douglas) opening up all the Territories to slavery. Lincoln had said: We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 pages
...CONVENTION: If WC Could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could hetter judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...year since a policy was initiated with the avowed ohject, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that...
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Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

Janis Herbert - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 160 pages
...gone on for years, Lincoln explained, and had only grown worse with time. "In my opinion," he said, "it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed." He told his audience, "a house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...Democrats. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...reached and passed. "A house divided against itself can not stand." I believe this Government can not endure permanently half slave and half free. I do...
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Lincoln of Kentucky

Lowell Harrison - History - 2000 - 305 pages
...a policy that was designed to put an end to the slavery question. Instead, agitation had increased. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and ha\fjree. I do not expect the...
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Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

Wilson C. McWilliams, Peter Dennis Bathory, Nancy Lynn Schwartz - Political Science - 2001 - 311 pages
...where the framers of this Government placed it, and left it. ... In my opinion it will not cease till a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand.37 Given the failure of the Founders' expectation that slavery would eventually end, the framers'...
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Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War

Glenn M. Linden - History - 2001 - 236 pages
...Convention. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half/ree. I do not expect the Union...
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Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 219 pages
...down, Abe launched into the speech, which was about the problem of slavery. "In my opinion," he said, "it will not cease until a crisis shall have been...passed. '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...
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Freedom and Organization, 1814-1914

Bertrand Russell - Political Science - 2001 - 528 pages
...senatorial contest with Douglas. Speaking of the Nebraska policy, he said, on accepting nomination: We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated, * Nicolay and Hay, op. cit., I, pp. 391-2. with the avowed object and confident promise of putting...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...Convention: If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...passed. "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...
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