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1858: Lincoln warned about a “house divided”

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On this day in 1858, senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln addresses the Illinois Republican Convention in Springfield,   He warned that the nation faced a crisis that could destroy the Union.   He told the 1,000 delegates in a very ominous tone:  “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”    

Two years later, he was elected president and the Civil War began.


Written by scantojr

June 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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