But then, Lincoln and the Union generals didn't know this at that time.
30. How would the history of the country have changed if Lincoln had not been assassinated and had been able to serve his full second term?
I do not expect the Union to be -- I do not expect the house to -- but I expect it will cease to be divided.
--June 16, 1858 I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil...
--October 7, 1858 Debate at Galesburg, IllinoisHe [Stephen Douglas] is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them; that he is penetrating, so far as lies in his power, the human soul, and eradicating the light of reason and the love of liberty, when he is in every possible way preparing the public mind, by his vast influence, for making the institution of slavery perpetual and national.
--October 7, 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Galesburg, Illinois When Judge Douglas says that whoever, or whatever community, wants slaves, they have a right to have them, he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong in the institution; but if you admit that it is wrong, he cannot logically say that anybody has a right to do wrong.
--October 13, 1858 Debate at Quincy, IllinoisThis is a world of compensations; and he who would no slave, must consent to no slave.
--April 6, 1859 Now what is Judge Douglas' Popular Sovereignty?
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Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
--April 6, 1859 I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
--February 22, 1861 I have here stated my purpose according to my view of duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free.
--August 22, 1862 In freedom to the , we freedom to the -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.
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In 1864, Lincoln named Grant Commander in chief of all the Union Armies. The strategy was bold. In lieu of attacking major Southern cities, Grant decided to attack the principal Southern Armies. It proved to be successful. The war, however, was expensive and in order to pay for it, the North had to raise tariffs, and the federal government started to print paper money. The National Banking Act of 1863 made it possible to sell government bonds. As the tide of the War began to turn in favor of the North, Lincoln started to plan for Reconstruction. His ideas were controversial, and some felt they did not punish the South enough. Nevertheless, with Andrew Johnson of Tennessee as his Vice Presidential running mate, he won a second term with ease.
Lincoln's second inaugural address was conciliatory and spoke of the soon to be peace and the ending of national differences. In his second inaugural speech, he said "with malice toward none; with charity for all." On April 9, 1865, General Lee surrendered his Army to General Grant at the Appomatox Court House in Virginia, officially ending the war. Only five days later on April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. while attending a play with his wife. At approximately 10:30 John Wilkes Booth, an actor (who was a Southern rebel), made his way into the President's box and shot him in the head at point blank range. Booth jumped onto the stage, injuring himself, but managed to escape. He was tracked down and killed twelve days later.
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I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office seekers, but with you, is the question: Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generations?ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech, February 11, 1861It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.ABRAHAM LINCOLN, reply to National Union League, June 9, 1864We shall sooner have the bird by hatching the egg than by smashing it.ABRAHAM LINCOLN, attributed, Wit and Wisdom of the American PresidentsWhat is conservatism?
The Measure of Abraham Lincoln - The Imaginative Conservative
Even though the civil war may have been the last resource the nation had, it could be argue that Lincoln’s governments try its best to find a different solution.