Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

By Abraham Lincoln
Read by Dion Graham

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.09 Hours 06/30/2013 unabridged
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Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as president of the United States. At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery was near an end, Lincoln spoke of sadness. A mere 703 words, Lincoln’s speech did not offer the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called on the entire country’s guilt for the bloody war and argued for reconciliation and unity. Considered one of his greatest speeches, the address is inscribed, along with the Gettysburg Address, in the Lincoln Memorial. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as president of the United States. At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery was near an end, Lincoln spoke of sadness. A mere 703 words, Lincoln’s speech did not offer the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called on the entire country’s guilt for the bloody war and argued for reconciliation and unity. Considered one of his greatest speeches, the address is inscribed, along with the Gettysburg Address, in the Lincoln Memorial.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Author Bio: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the US through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises—the American Civil War—preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government, and modernizing the economy. Reared in a poor family in rural Indiana, he was a self-educated man. In the 1830s he became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, and Illinois state legislator. He later served as a one-term member of the House of Representatives during the 1840s.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 0.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English