Lead: In deeply profound, near theological terms, Abraham Lincoln in his Second Inaugural anchors the hope of America’s future in malice toward none.

Intro.: Dan Roberts and A Moment in Time with Jamestown - Journey of Democracy, tracing the global advance of democratic ideals since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

Content: After describing the gloom and skepticism surrounding his first inaugural, Lincoln launches into the meat of the matter. The war was fought to resolve the great “interest” of slavery which he said all knew was, somehow, its cause. In many ways, the speech was a revelation of his own reluctance and struggle to see the purpose of the war as America’s unfinished business. Slowing, fitfully he had come to see its purpose as bringing freedom to the African and that as a divinely inspired mission.

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