OpenStudy (anonymous):

"On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war-seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came."

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

What theme is presented in this passage from President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address? One side did not want war Both sides wanted war Lincoln’s speech caused war War was unwanted, but unavoidable

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Compassionate

3 years ago
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