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Though there were attempts to bridge the differences between North and South, ultimately Lincoln's victory prompted seven southern slave states to secede from the United States and form the Confederate States of America before he moved into the White House . The Confederate attack on Fort Sumter inspired the North to rally behind the Union . As the leader of the moderate faction of the Republican Party, Lincoln confronted Radical Republicans , who demanded harsher treatment of the South, War Democrats , who rallied a large faction of former opponents into his camp, anti-war Democrats (called Copperheads ), who despised him, and irreconcilable secessionists, who plotted his assassination. Lincoln fought back by pitting his opponents against each other, by carefully planned political patronage , and by appealing to the American people with his powers of oratory. [4] His Gettysburg Address became an iconic endorsement of nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy. He suspended habeas corpus , leading to the controversial ex parte Merryman decision, and he averted potential British intervention by defusing the Trent Affair . Lincoln closely supervised the war effort, especially the selection of generals, including his most successful general, Ulysses S. Grant . He made major decisions on Union war strategy, including a naval blockade that shut down the South's trade. As the war progressed, his complex moves toward ending slavery included the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863; Lincoln used the . Army to protect escaped slaves, encouraged the border states to outlaw slavery, and pushed through Congress the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , which permanently outlawed slavery.

Consider taking a respite from your hectic pace and meditatively pondering all the uses of the word " name " in the Psalms (most uses refer to God - just read the first one below to whet your appetite!). You will be blessed as you interact with the Spirit (Jn 14:16, 26, 16:13, 1Jn 2:20, 27) and respond in prayer, praise and worship to His illumination of the truth about His glorious and majestic Name . Hover over these passages for the verse or click passage to read in context. If you desire a different version use the tool below to change version.

And then, the archangel showed a vision: a city, lighter than air. I asked her, "Why do you show this to me, archangel? I'm not a strong man. I'm not a righteous man. I'm not a holy man." And she told me the most remarkable thing: "You're right, Prophet. But if grace is within the grasp of one such as you, how can anyone else not see it in themselves. -- Zachary Hale Comstock , September the 9th, 1893

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