Lincoln's Inaugural Address

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On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated president, having slipped into Washington D.C. to thwart assassins, and in his inaugural address, he stated that there would be no conflict unless the South provoked it. He marked restoration of the union as his top goal, and offered doubts about it splitting. He stated that geographically, the United States could not be split. A split U.S. brought up questions about the sharing of the national debt and the allocation of federal territories.A split U.S. also pleased the European
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