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Academia Barbara Ann Roesler Cupey, PR Gettysburg Address Jose Alejandrino Mr. Colon 2/22/13
The Gettysburg Address is a speech foretold by one of the mostrecognized presidents in our timeline Abraham Lincoln, he isconsidered one who changed history in such a dramatic way and thisspeech is his trace of history, yes the Gettysburg address deliveredon Thursday of November 19, 1863 at a dedication of a soldiersburial in Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on thiscontinent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to theproposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in agreat civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation soconceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a greatbattlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of thatfield as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives thatthat nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that weshould do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannotconsecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living anddead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poorpower to add or detract. The world will little note nor long rememberwhat we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is forus the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work whichthey who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is ratherfor us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to thatcause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that wehere highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, thatthis nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and thatgovernment of the people, by the people, for the people shall notperish from the earth."
First, it is important to remember the context. America was inthe midst of a bloody civil war. Union troops had only four monthsearlier defeated Confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg whichis widely recognized as the turning point in the war. The statedpurpose of Lincoln’s speech was to dedicate a plot of land that wouldbecome Soldier’s National Cemetery to honour the fallen. However,the Civil War still raged and Lincoln realized that he also had toinspire the people to continue the fight and further more As we cansee the Gettysburg address speech marked a permanent print intime, it is safe to say that the Gettysburg address speech will lastthrough out the ages. Such a little speech that didn’t even last fiveminutes is so important to the lives of every American. We as thepeople should take this into conscious and more into considerationand appreciate our foremost liberty.
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