Unformatted text preview: whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him?” Lincoln's purpose was to answer three questions that were weighing on the minds of his listeners: 'What is the war really about?', 'When will the war end?, and 'What should happen after the war?' He expresses himself in a despondent tone to address how wrong both sides were to recognize the harsh immoral acts of slavery....
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- Spring '15
- Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War