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" Now, my friends, can this country be saved upon that basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot... "
American Republic: A Dramatization of the History of the United States in ... - Seite 52
von Charles W. Wallis - 1919 - 85 Seiten
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - 2004 - 332 Seiten
...spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence," Lincoln said in 1861, and "if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle ... I would rather be assassinated on this spot." But it is a far leap to jump from there to the Proclamation...
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Abraham Lincoln

Jeremy Roberts - 2004 - 112 Seiten
...giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all time. . . . "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle ... I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." But that night, he gave in to the...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - 2005 - 228 Seiten
...can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful....say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it. [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of...
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Land and Liberty II: The Basics of Traditional American History

David Warren Saxe - 2006 - 224 Seiten
...basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world, if I can help to save it. But if this country cannot be saved without giving...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.9 During the crisis over Union versus States Rights, Lincoln, for one, recognized the Declaration...
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Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth ...

William D. Pederson, Thomas T. Samaras, Frank J. Williams - 2007 - 381 Seiten
..."truly awful" if the nation could not be saved on any other principle. But, if the country could not be saved without giving up that principle; "I was...say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." Rumors of plots against the presidentelect's life were circulating at that time,...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - 2006 - 272 Seiten
...can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful....this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle—I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it. 2...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - 2006 - 360 Seiten
...It is with prophetic ken when, at Philadelphia, he reasserts his fealty to this same supreme law : " If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would be assassinated on the spoil" Then he repeated again his calm, serious, intelligent consecration to...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 2006 - 842 Seiten
...can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country can not be sated without giving up that principle, 1 was about to say, 1 would rather be assassinated...
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As a Tale That Is Told

Wayne Drayer - 2006 - 192 Seiten
...Undoubtedly, many remembered Lincoln's words on his first visit, defending the Declaration of Independence, "But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle ... I would rather be assassinated on the spot than surrender it." In Albany, on the 27 th , the morning...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - 2007 - 463 Seiten
...could be saved on that basis. If so he would consider himself one of the happiest men in the world. "But, if this country cannot be saved without giving...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it." He could see no need of bloodshed and war. "And I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless...
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