What does Lincoln have to say about the expansion of slavery beyond its current boundaries

  • What does Lincoln have to say about the expansion of slavery beyond its current boundaries
  • According to Davis, what role did slavery play in bringing about the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address

  • What does Lincoln have to say about the expansion of slavery beyond its current boundaries?
  • Lincoln’s first inaugural address has often been noted for its conciliatory approach to the South.  In what ways does Lincoln attempt to soothe the fears of southerners? Conversely, in what ways does he state that he will remain firm on his principals regardless of whom he offends?