Abraham Lincoln's Lost Speech During The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln is known for his accomplishments in the Civil war as the 16th president, beginning the process of putting an end to slavery, and for his ability to show determination in his character and leadership. In the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln's undying dedication to the country was tested when he was the man who put under the most pressure in the United States at the time. Many assassination threats were put on Lincoln as he took on his duty as the President. He faced tough decisions as many of his generals were not willing to fight, many lives were lost on the battlefield and the multiple defeats were occurring for the US. He showed his support to the 13th Amendment but was assassinated by the time it ended up being passed by the Senate on April 8th, 1864 and by the house …show more content…

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Lost Speech’ may have been the most influential oration delivered in America since the founding of the Republic.” Many

people think of the Gettysburg Address as Abraham Lincoln’s greatest speech, or the Second Inaugural, of maybe even the House Divided Speech. But, some say his best speech was “lost”. Around 40 news reporters were in attendance for his May 29th speech in 1856 in Bloomington. Yet, not one of them took notes on his speech.
"The Illinois State Republican Convention met at Bloomington on May 29, 1856. It furnished the setting for one of the most dramatic episodes of Lincoln's life ... A speech by Lincoln was rarely an ordinary occurrence, but on this occasion he made one of the really great efforts of his life. So powerful was his eloquence that the reporters forgot to take notes of what he was saying. Several commenced, but in a few minutes they were entirely captured by the speaker's power, and their pencils were still."

It was said that Lincoln’s words were so appealing that everyone was simply captivated, and didn’t want to turn away to write something down because they thought they might miss something he

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