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Abraham Lincoln's ideas about Liberty, Equality, Union, and Government

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  • Q1
    Which document did Abraham Lincoln deliver before the Emancipation Proclamation?
    First Inaugural Address
    Second Inaugural Address
    Declaration of Independence
    Gettysburg Address
  • Q2
    What did Abraham Lincoln say was necessary for the government to function?
    A union
  • Q3
    What was Abraham Lincoln's opinion on slavery?
    He was neutral
    He opposed it
    He supported it
    He had no opinion
  • Q4
    What was the main theme of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
  • Q5
    What is the famous opening phrase of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
    "Four score and seven years ago"
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident"
    "I have a dream"
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"
  • Q6
    What did Abraham Lincoln say about the Civil War in his Second Inaugural Address?
    It was an unfortunate but necessary conflict
    It was a conspiracy against the Union
    It was a punishment from God for the sin of slavery
    It was a victory for democracy
  • Q7
    What was Abraham Lincoln's vision of America's future?
    A society with unlimited liberty
    A society ruled by a strong government
    A united and equal society
    A society with strict social hierarchies
  • Q8
    What is the famous last sentence of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address?
    "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
    "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."
    "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
    "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
  • Q9
    What did Abraham Lincoln say in his First Inaugural Address about his intention regarding slavery?
    He would immediately abolish slavery throughout the country
    He had no intention to interfere with slavery where it already existed, but he would not allow its expansion to new territories
    He would let each state decide for itself whether to allow slavery
    He would try to negotiate a peaceful division of the country to allow slavery in the South
  • Q10
    What did Abraham Lincoln say was the ultimate goal of the Civil War?
    To conquer the Southern states
    To establish a communist government
    To end slavery
    To preserve the Union

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