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Hunter Haines Professor Wendi Bryant History 101 13 January 2019 Assignment Two The quote I have decided to analyze is one that was said by no other than Abraham Lincoln, during the State of the Union Address on December, 3 1861. “In a storm at sea no one on board can wish the ship to sink, and yet not unfrequently all go down together because too many will direct and no single mind can be allowed to control (Lincoln).” This quote can mean many different things, but I will be breaking it down in four different focus points. The historical context, the historical context in the time the quote was said, how Abraham Lincolns background influenced his quote, and how it applies to our current history to date. At the time of this quote we as a Nation we were split. We were amidst the Civil War. March, 4 1861 Abraham Lincoln was Inaugurated as the President. If you look at the time line the Civil War, then started a little over a month after Lincoln had become President. It was Steven. A Douglas that had passed the Kanas-Nebraska act 1854. Which in return would result in

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