In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was surprisingly re-elected as president of a nation divided by a savage civil war.
Thought to be one of his most important wartime speeches, his 1864 victory speech is terse -- just four pages -- but steady in the thoughtful optimism that the re-election inspired in him, that the nation could survive.
Since that time, America proved it could survive that and many other challenges. Lincoln's bold ideas never faded, nor did the four pages of that speech.
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