United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

A carriage carried Abraham Lincoln
to his first inauguration
(Source: Harper's Weekly)

Question 131480

In his first inaugural address in 1861, President Lincoln

(A) promised not to interfere with slavery where it currently existed
(B) clearly identified those supporting slavery in the South as enemies
(C) primarily addressed those in the North opposing slavery, particularly the abolitionists
(D) proposed that the slaves in the South but not the border states be freed
(E) called for the immediate end of slavery throughout the nation

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