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60 Free Essays on The Gettysburg Address

  1. Declaration of Independence vs. Gettysburg Address

    Declaration of Independence vs. Gettysburg Address The Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address are glimpses into America’s history. They were written in two different time periods: America’s first years in 1776 and the Civil War in the 1800’s. Despite their time gap, they are...

  2. Gettysburg the Speech

    tysburg[Name of the Writer] [Name of Instructor] [Subject] [Date] The Gettysburg Address Introduction Gettysburg Address is one of the important dictations of values that provided much needed direction for the future leadership of the United States. It shaped the societal values and...

  3. A Declaration and Address of Freedom

    Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress, and “The Gettysburg Address,” by President Abraham Lincoln. Both speeches are the same when the speeches refer to human rights and the belief that “all men are created equal” (Declaration of Independence, 2011), in 1863 the...

  4. Gettysburg

    and three. On each attack they were forced to fall back on each occasion. On November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave a famous speech called The Gettysburg Address. The speech was a dedication to the Soldier’s National Cemetery. Soldier’s National Cemetery is a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at...

  5. The Civil War

    . Lincoln's speech, The Gettysburg Address, defined, symbolized, and epitomized the spirit of America. Lincoln established equality, found in the Declaration of Independence but not in the Constitution nor in any Federal or State law, as a basic and fundamental concept in America. This is very true...

  6. Did Abraham Lincoln Cause the Civil War?

    Killing of Lincoln: The shocking assassination that changed America forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard states, The Battle Of Gettysburg The Battle Of Gettysburg General William T. Sherman put it best when he said "War is Hell"( Foote 1 ). The Civil War was the largest war fought on American ...

  7. Gettsysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address 1. The theme of this address was to honor those who have lost their lives in the war. Lincoln also talks about how it is the duty of the living man to carry on the dead man’s work. There’s nothing more for them to do, there’s nothing more they can do, so it is up to those still breathing...

  8. The Leader of the Free World

    true patriotism. The speech, given at the site of a decisive battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg, Pennyslvania, was at a time where the nation was in great mourning. Even four months after the great battle at Gettysburg, it was obvious to the American public that this war was violent, exhausting and even...

  9. Gettysburg Address

    the battle, President Abraham Lincoln recited a quite an emotional and strong-worded speech also known as the Gettysburg Address. He didn’t know that his quickly written-down speech would be so famous and well-known in the future and would make such an impact on our nation. Mr. Lincoln stated...

  10. Martin Luther King Speech: “I Have a Dream Speech”

    phrases more memorable and makes King’s story more memorable also. At the beginning of the second paragraph Dr. King referenced the famous Gettysburg Address with the line, “Five score years ago…” This was so unique because Dr. King was standing in front of Lincoln’s Memorial. Being as though Dr...

  11. Lincoln at Gettysburg: the Words That Remade America

    among us and to unite as one. In Abraham Lincoln's own speech, he would not mention single individuals or even top officers. Everyone was considered as equal importance and was never any different. "Though we call Lincoln's text the Gettysburg Address, that title clearly belongs to Everett." 1...

  12. Rhetorical Analysis

    Snyder 1 English 111-55 2 October 2012 Gettysburg and the Rebirth of a Nation The "Gettysburg Address", was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863. This was during...

  13. Civil War: A War To End Slavery

    but put an end to slavery. Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg nearly collapsed the confederacy. Ulysses S. Grant’s siege of Vicksburg gave the Union control of the Mississippi. General Meade stopped the Union at the college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A crippled Lee lost 28,000 men and...

  14. Is the Gettysburg Address Still Relevant Today

    The Gettysburg Address was a famous speech given by President Lincoln at Gettysburg in1863. The speech was influential and inspiring to many different kinds of people. The Gettysburg Address touched several topics such as human equality, peace and honoring soldiers. The Gettysburg Address is still...

  15. Gettysburg Adress

    James Wagner World Lit Teacher: 9.12.11 GettysBurg Address and 9/11 On September 11, 2001, Tuesday morning, 19 terrorist from al-Qaeda intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers. The third plane crashed into the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virgina. The fourth plane crashed in a...

  16. Pennsylvania State History

    around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans. Another amazing fact of Gettysburg is that Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches ever there, it was called the Gettysburg Address. It was delivered by Lincoln during...

  17. The Outspoken Man Against Slavery

    abolishing slavery by the Radical Republicans. Despite the difficulty, Lincoln successfully rallied public opinion through his rhetoric and speeches, Gettysburg Address. As the war was coming to an end, Lincoln held a moderate view of Reconstruction, looking for the way to reunite the country by generous reconciliation...

  18. The Gettysburg Address

    Joshua Smart Extra Credit Essay Section 51 11/21/11 Gettysburg Address The battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in our countries civil war but also a turning point in the Civil War. In the 1860s the country began to separate over the topic of slavery. Many laws, acts, and compromises were...

  19. Tools of Persuasion in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln started out in life as a log-splitter in Springfield, Illinois, blossomed into one of America’s greatest president, and had his life ended too early in the President’s Box of Fords Theatre. His Gettysburg Address demonstrates why we now see him as that great man—he did not...

  20. Speeches: They Aim to Gain Support for Their Ideas, Defend Their Actions and Inspire Others to Actively Make a Difference

    slaves within the confederacy forever free. Lincolns speech “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is also know as the “Gettysburg address”. Has become an icon of American history, even though at the time of the speech it had many mixed reception from political critics of the president...

  21. Battle of Gettysburg

    Gettysburg Address. “The importance of the Gettysburg Address in the history of the United States is underscored by its enduring presence in American culture. In addition to its prominent place carved into stone on the interior of the south wall of the Lincoln Memorial inn Washington, D.C., the Gettysburg...

  22. President Abraham Lincoln's Thoughts on His "Gettysburg Address"

    Andrew Olson ENGL 2130 20 Jun. 2013 President Abraham Lincoln’s Thoughts on His “Gettysburg Address” I am the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. I come from humble beginnings and never finished school. My love for reading and learning led me to a career in law. I was able...

  23. Hallowed Ground: a Review of a Walk at Gettysburg

    Hallowed Ground: A Walk At Gettysburg There are many civil war battles that have been fought. But one of the most historical battles ever fought was the Battle of Gettysburg, a small town in Pennsylvania in Adams County. There have been several books written, movies made and historians to keep...

  24. Gettysberg

    Gettysburg Address Essay” Invited to the ceremony at Gettysburg cemetery where Union has won the battle, Abraham Lincoln prepared a short but strong, meaningful, and elaborate speech to address at that ceremony. It contained several historical events that can be linked and had a significant...

  25. American Identity: Martin Luther King Jr vs Declaration of Independence vs the Gettysburg Address

    American Identity Martin Luther King Jr Vs Declaration of Independence Vs The Gettysburg Address In this assignment I have chosen to analyse the three texts; “I have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr., “The Bliss version of the Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln, and “The American...

  26. compare and contrast

    Jovanny Martinez English 11 Ms. Tucker Period 4 February 3, 2014 Point-by-point Comparison-Contrast In this essay I will state the similarities and differences of The Gettysburg Address and the letter to Sarah Ballou. The Gettysburg Address talks more about the Civil War than the letter to...

  27. The Ideals of the Gettysburg Address

    The Ideals of the Gettysburg Address On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, presented his now-famous Gettysburg Address to a large crowd that had assembled to dedicate a battlefield where thousands of soldiers had lost their lives. The United States of America was at war with itself...

  28. Response to the Gettysburg Address

    Delbert Caples English 1301 Hcc Missouri City Campus Mrs. Jenkins 9/3/13 The Gettysburg Address In Abraham Lincoln’s speech entitled “The Gettysburg Address” there are a lot of different modes of persuasions going on. After reading it a few times I came to the conclusion that...

  29. Safire Woods

    Dee Martin William Jordan English 101 19 June 2013 Compare & Contrast William Safire and James Woods are two totally different people, with different views and ideas, but share similar writing styles. In William Safire’s “A Spirit Reborn” he talks about the Gettysburg Address in...

  30. Lincolns Gettysburg Address

    frequently, and for a while, it looked as if the Confederacy would prevail. That is, until both forces fought in the “Battle of Gettysburg.” The battle, which occurred in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the battle with the most casualties in the American Civil War. Perhaps the most important feature about the...