Abraham lincoln delivers his second inaugural address as portrayed by actor walter trumbull. Jack e levin, #1 new york times bestselling author of george washington: the crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle—complete with maps, portraits, and other civil war illustrations—detailing president abraham lincoln's historic second inaugural address. On march 4, 1865, only 41 days before his assassination, president abraham lincoln took his second oath of office lincoln's second inaugural address previewed his plans for healing a once divided nation his speech can be found inscribed on the north chamber wall of the lincoln memorial.
Second inaugural address saturday, march 4, 1865 weeks of wet weather preceding lincoln's second inauguration had caused pennsylvania avenue to become a sea of mud and standing water. Abraham lincoln offered a first draft of history in his second inaugural address, casting the civil was as a war for union that later became a spiritual process of national penance for two hundred and fifty years of slaveholding.
The purpose of abraham lincoln's second inaugural address was to recognize the tragedy of the american civil war, which was just a few days from ending, and to start the process of bringing the confederate states back into the united states of america. On march 4, 1865, in his second inaugural address, president abraham lincoln spoke of mutual forgiveness, north and south, asserting that the true mettle of a nation lies in its capacity for charity. Transcript of president abraham lincoln's second inaugural address (1865) fellow countrymen at this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first.
Abraham lincoln, second inaugural address 4 march 1865 lincoln delivered this address to a throng of thirty or forty thousand people, many of them african americans. The national upheaval of secession was a grim reality at abraham lincoln's inauguration jefferson davis had been inaugurated as the president of the confederacy two weeks earlier the former illinois congressman had arrived in washington by a secret route to avoid danger, and his movements were guarded by general winfield scott's soldiers. On march 4, 1865, with the civil war drawing to a close, abraham lincoln was sworn in to a second term as us president john wilkes booth was in attendance on march 4, 1865, with the civil war. In his first inaugural address, president lincoln had argued at length against secession and urged americans both north and south to remain dedicated to the union the brevity and somber tone of his second inaugural address reveals the effects of four years of devastating war on america's soul and lincoln's heart.
Mr lincoln, that was a sacred effort so spoke frederick douglass soon after he heard abraham lincoln's second inaugural address on march 4, 1865 the abolitionist orator/editor (and former slave) had met lincoln only twice before, and for most of the war was a fierce critic of the president's policies. Rhetorical analysis of lincoln's second inaugural address two months before the american civil war ended and one month before president abraham lincoln was assassinated, on march 4th, 1865. At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Lincoln's second inaugural speech library of congress reference number: lc-usa7-16837 featured book ronald c white, jr, lincoln's greatest speech: the second inaugural (simon & schuster, 2002) there was a fall of rain with hail on the 4th of march, 1865, recalled journalist la gobright.
Title abraham lincoln papers: series 3 general correspondence 1837-1897: abraham lincoln, [march 4, 1865] (second inaugural address endorsed by lincoln, april 10, 1865. Abraham lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on monday, march 4, 1861, as part of his taking of the oath of office for his first term as the sixteenth president of the united states. Listen to and read the 2nd inauguration address of us republican president abraham lincoln president lincoln delivered this speech on march 4, 1865 at the us capitol in washington, dc.