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Professor: Mary High CAS100C 25 October 2019 Lesson 8 assignment: Part One Abraham Lincoln gave his second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865. A little over a month later, the civil war would end on April 9, 1865. In the beginning of the speech, he highlights his first inaugural address and how at the time everyone had tried to avoid the inevitable. He explains how a large part of the civil war was a direct result of the souths abundant slave population and their willingness to protect their right to own slaves. However, even though both sides had an indifference towards each other, they shared in an axiology of values by praying to the same God. He uses quotations from scripture, in order to help him adapt to the audience and magnify his ethos. Lincoln gives a direct scripture quote in an almost prophetic manner in order to explain why the civil war happened. (Lincoln 1865), "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." He compares American slavery as one of those offenses and describes the woe as the terrible war both the North and South fought over. By using scripture as a comparison to why the civil war

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