Question by Bandit: Fredrick Douglass “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln”?
Why was the year 1876 (when the speech was given) significant?
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Answer by staisil
The year 1876 was the centennial, (100th anniversary), of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and the centennial of the United States.
Someone tried to rob Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, Illinois.
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