Essay on Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln’s rise to presidency was a lengthy one. His first political speech came in 1830 after he and his family moved to Illinois where they settled on undeclared land along the Sangamon River; he was in favor of improving navigation on this river. …show more content…
Lincoln is nominated to be the Republican senator from Illinois and gives the House Divided Speech at the state convention in 1858.
“We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.””
Mr. Lincoln gives forth an impassioned political Speech at New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. He wishes to get on with the question of slavery so other matters can be attended to.
“It is true that all of us- and by that I mean, not the Republican party alone, but the whole American people, here and elsewhere- all of us wish this question settled and wish it out of the way. It stands in the way, and