Lincoln Second Inauguration Analysis

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Lincoln Second Inauguration Abraham Lincoln fought for man’s equality in which he pursued in his presidency since March 1861. In March 4, 1865 he presented his Second Inauguration speech in Pennsylvania Avenue. It was documented that weeks before Lincoln addressed his Second inauguration, it was constantly raining. Once Abraham Lincoln began his speech; the sun peaked between the clouds and believed that it is Abrahams most known speech. The inauguration had two main purposes in the speech which are the spirit of reunion and the meaning of war in which it has received criticism.
The spirit of unity of the nation is emphasized in the address and it is also shown in the “We must not be enemies.” (Waugh page 406) “His wife, Mary whom he accompanied to church, observed religion was a kind of poetry in his nature.” (Rawley page 162) Mary Lincoln describes religion as second nature to Abraham Lincoln. Religion was an element in his Second Inauguration as a part to reunite the South and the North, Lincoln wrote “Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; each invokes His aid against the other.” Religion was used on the address by Lincoln to bring together the nation and to overcome the problem of slavery instead of using religion against each
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And the war came.” (Lincoln) The intention was to allow the nation to realize that the war began because both parties showed disapproval towards the idea of the war and did not want the war to begin but would not let the idea die and accepted the war. As stated in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution “I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” (Page 30 McPherson) Abraham Lincoln was fighting for slavery to end due to the reason that it is inhumane and he was fighting for racial
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