Lincoln's Speech Addressing The Civil War & National Situation

The Great Struggle

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In his address to the New Jersey Senate, Lincoln said the following:

“I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.”

Consider this quote carefully and complete a Quick Write.

  • What do you think Lincoln meant by “great struggle”?
  • Refer back to the speech as you write to support your answer.

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