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History: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America


The Gettysburg Address (2 min) TV-PG

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is regarded as one of the most powerful and poignant speeches in American history. Authors: History.com Staff.

The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles of the War, ending with almost 50,000 deaths. Abraham Lincoln was invited to come to Gettysburg to dedicate The first national cemetery and honor the soldiers who had fallen. His Gettysburg address became a core statement of American political values. Lincoln's carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, was one of the greatest and most influential statements of national purpose. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union with "a new birth of freedom"[91] that would bring true equality to all of its people. Winning the war, he said, was essential to prove to the world that democracy was a viable form of government. Repeatedly he mentioned the themes of death for a great cause, the memory of the dead, and the rebirth of a new nation based on freedom.

The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, ending with almost 50,000 deaths. Abraham Lincoln was invited to come to Gettysburg to dedicate and honor the soldiers who had fallen. Lincoln saw this as an opportunity to show the significance of war and his Gettysburg address, was probably the most important speech of American History. In it Lincoln redefined the national purpose in terms of unity, democracy and equality.

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