“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Upon being appointed Senator of Illinois in 1858, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in which he argued that question of slavery was posed an existential threat of division to the nation. 1,808 more words
June 16th 1858 Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States of America) warns that America is becoming a “house divided”.
Lincoln was addressing the Illinois Republican convention where he spoke of the impending crisis which had the potential to destroy the union and it was this very address where he famously stated… 303 more words