By Gordon Leidner
Greater than a hundred and forty years considering the fact that his dying, the long-lasting legacy of an outstanding president, an American luck tale, and the distinguished chief of the Civil conflict maintains. Abraham Lincoln: charges, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner contains insights into the guy via those that knew him top, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. quite a few pictures upload to the attraction and usability of the publication.
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Douglas, upon hearing that the 1860 Republican Convention had nominated Lincoln for the presidency H H H Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. I am young, and unknown to many of you. I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life.
I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and, if elected, they will have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. indd 39 Faith Historians frequently debate Lincoln’s faith. Some say Lincoln was an unbeliever, or at least a skeptic, of Christianity. Many say he was a “deeply religious” man who sought God’s guidance daily.
No man ever knew the common people better than he, or was closer in sympathy with them. Having sprung from the innumerable common throng, his heart never ceased to beat in sympathy with them. Besides, he was endowed with that best sense—common sense. 22 Judge Owen T. . that very great responsibility rests upon me in the position to which the votes of the American people have called me. I am deeply sensible of that weighty responsibility. . 25 I I I T he resources, advantages, and powers of the American people are very great, and they have, consequently succeeded to equally great responsibilities.
Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner