Presentation on theme: "The Lincoln Memorial "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do."— Presentation transcript:
The Lincoln Memorial "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 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 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.
What are famous writings and/or speeches of Lincoln ?
A House DividedSpeech The Emancipation Proclamation The Gettysburg Address First and Second Inaugural Address
Who was president of the US in the Civil War ?
Who was president of the Confederacy ?
Lincoln's main ideas in Gettysburg Address ?
Rededicate nation to fight for democracy, equality, and freedom Be sure there is a purpose to the death of the soldiers This war is a test if a nation based on the ideals of democracy can survive
Main idea of House Divided speech by Abe ?
U.S. must decide to be free or slave - it must be all one or the other - divided it cannot stand
Message in 2nd Inaugural Address of Abe ?
Forgive and rebuild the nation
Rights restricted in Civil War ?
Habeas Corpus, 1st amendment rights
Why did Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation ?
As a military necessity ( he did believe it just too) As the Commander in Chief he could only free slaves as a military necessity under his interpretation of the Constitution
Original reason to fight the war according to Abe ?