February 26, 2017

Homework Help: History

Posted by Paisley on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:43am.

Was Lincoln’s statement in the following quote necessarily predictive of how the crisis over slavery had to turn out?

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other." -Abraham Lincoln

Support, refute, or modify the contention through an examination of: the significance of the struggle over slavery for the American constitutional tradition.

What does that even mean? The American constitutional tradition?

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