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Surname 1Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date President Lincoln First Inaugural AddressIn 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidency of a divided nation consisting of the Union and the South. The Union was also called the North and contained four slave states and twenty free states, while the South contained eleven southern slave states that had united to form the US’s Confederate States. President Abraham Lincoln was first sworn into office as the President of the US on March 4, 1861 (Hall 6). Even though he accepted the official duties, Lincoln knew that several states had already seceded from the Union and were now calling themselves Confederates. In his first inaugural address, Lincoln attempted to address the idea of secession of the states from the Union. Some of his arguments against the state's right to secede from the Union were valid and invalid at the same measure. Abraham Lincoln rejected the idea of secession because he believed in a united nation that would eventually bring happiness and satisfaction to the citizens. In his speech, the new

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