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Read Abraham Lincoln’s A House Divided (1858) speech:
National Park Service. (n.d.). House divided speech. U.S. Department of the Interior
Next, place yourself in 1858; you have a chance to hear Lincoln’s speech or read a transcript of his speech. What do you believe are the most important elements of the speech? Why? Do you believe that these elements can be accomplished successfully in 1858? Furthermore, how is the central construct that “A house divided against itself cannot stand” appliable in today’s divisive society? How can we use the lessons of Lincoln to unify our society?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.