SAT Subject US History Practice Question 694: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 694

45. Which of the following quotes comes from Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address of March 1861?

A. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
B. Government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
C. Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
D. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors.
E. With malice toward none and charity for all.

Correct Answer: D


Lincoln's First Inaugural Address took place before the fighting of the Civil War started. Lincoln was trying his best to avoid war. He tried to convince the South that they could have peace, if they didn't attack. Statement (A) is from the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and (B) is from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The quote in (C) is from Daniel Webster's Second Reply to Hayne, and (E) is from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

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