The Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address was one of the most motivational speeches of all time. Lincoln wrote the speech to dedicate it to the Union soldiers who had lost their lives in the war. Lincoln had also said that he didn't want the soldiers to have died for no reason, he used his speech to increase the morale of the soldiers and push them to keep fighting.

Basically in his speech, Lincoln was just backing up what the Declaration of Independence has said. Lincoln was just saying that he wants the people to realize that all mean are created equal and that supremacy is the enemy and his aim was equality. He just wanted the nation to be as one again.

In reference to the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln wasn't even the main speaker. The main speaker was a man named Edward Everett. Everett took so long to write his speech that the actual ceremony was pushed back two weeks. And when he finally gave the speech, it was four hours long! Lincoln gave his speech after that and it turned out to only be 2 minutes long. Lincoln thought that his speech was a failure, but then Everett walked up two him and told him his speech was better, that he had said in two minutes what Everett took four hours to say.

Depiction of Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address itself.



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