Ben Martin, patriotic historian, discusses with Kim why Lincoln went back into politics and the series of speeches he presented to become President Lincoln. Lincoln’s Midwest Campaign speeches were primarily on the theme of slavery. Lincoln stated in 1859, “I do not wish to be misunderstood upon this subject of slavery in this country. … There we should in every way resist it as a wrong, treating it as a wrong, with the fixed idea that it must and will come to an end.” Lincoln continued appearances throughout the southeast and eventually arrived in the east, specifically New York City, to gain influential support for his Presidential run. His Cooper Union speech has been cited as the speech that made him President. Ben concludes with Lincoln’s Inaugural Speech.