Gettysburg Address



The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863. It was an iconic event and to this day remains one of the most well known speeches in history. America is a nation built on the beliefs that all men are created equal. In lincoln's speech he brings up this idea and draws a parallel between this belief and its obvious contrast with slavery.

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Significance


Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was quite significant because it changed the way people thought. Many people had the idea of ending slavery because they felt it was wrong, but after Lincoln's speech for the first time people began thinking about equality. Since then the idea of equality has been the basis for all kinds of political movements.

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Aftershock


After Lincoln delivered his speech he did not think it was that good, but as word spread and people began reading it in their newspapers, it began to be looked at as one of the best speeches in American history.