Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address stressed national unity, asked Southerners to abandon secession, and declared secession would be illegal. Vowing to hold federal property in the South and enforce the laws of the United States he stated he would act to preserve the Union, by force if needed.
Now we will be talking about Important Speeches during the Civil War. Starting with Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.
Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address: Lincoln speaks of “charity for all” and working toward a “lasting peace among ourselves.” He still believes that the North and the South can be one nation; healing the division of the United States. It focuses on the end of slavery and trying to bind the wounds that were causes by the Civil War.
Now onto Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Jefferson Davis’ Inaugural Address: In his inaugural address he said the separation was a “necessity not a choice.” His “most earnest desire” was for a peaceful secession, but that “appeal to arms” would be the last solution. He managed to hold the Confederacy together despite the lack of consensus among southerners.