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In the second inaugural address, Lincoln attempts to persuade his audience that...

  1. the war

should continue until the Confederacy surrenders

  • the war must end now
  • the slaves should be set free
  • the war has benefited the economy
  • the confederates are on the verge of surrender

  • In the speech as a whole, Lincoln attacks slavery

    1. not at all
    2. but indicates that God, not he, is the proper judge of slavery
    3. fiercely
    4. only while condemning slaves as well as slavery
    5. while mentioning the virtues of Confederate supporters

    Lincoln argues that the sufferings of the South are

    1. tragic, and ought to be ended
    2. greater than the sufferings of the North
    3. the result of God's justice
    4. less than the suffering of their slaves
    5. at the end

    In general, Lincoln uses diction and cadences similar to

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