Abraham Lincoln


What was the Gettysburg Address?

The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of an important Union Civil War victory several months earlier. Lincoln talked about the meaning of the war as a human struggle for equality. The address begins with familiar words to Americans: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” It is considered one of the greatest speeches in world history.


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