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60 Free Essays on The Gettysburg Address

  1. I Have a Dream and the Gettysburg Address

    Today I have chosen two speeches which are critical to the growth and development that our nation has gone through. Two men from different backgrounds and different times with one common goal, equality for all. The Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" bo

  2. Comparison of the Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Pericles "Funeral Oration"

    Sabrina Simer 9/27/06 Reaction Paper After reading both speeches I found that the purpose of Pericles's speech was to honor the ancestors, the survivors, the ones who died for the country, and their families. It was also to speak of the goodness of Athens and reiterate how rewarding having a

  3. The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address In the beginning of The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln stated that this nation is founded on the principle that all men are created equal. His speech revolves around the idea that we should not consecrate this battlefield but make certain that the great loss of lives is

  4. Gettysburg Address

    President Abraham Lincoln presented his speech on November 19, 1863. He went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to dedicate a military cemetery to the Union soldiers who have fought and fallen during the war. The main speaker was Edward Everett, and Lincoln was to speak "as Chief Executive of the nation

  5. 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 anta

  6. Gettysburg Address vs. Declaration of Independance

    Emily Mills English 111-L Journal Eight 21 October 2010 The Declaration of Independence vs. the Gettysburg Address Possibly the two most important documents in American history would have to be the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. The Declaration of Independence, which w

  7. The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln SPAM: Speaker: Abraham Lincoln Purpose: To honor those who died in the Civil War and especially those at the battle of Gettysburg Audience: Americans Medium: Outside Venue 3 Appeals of Rhetoric: Logos: Appeal to logic • “We have come to dedicat

  8. Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 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. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether

  9. Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, 19 November 1863 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. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that na

  10. A Rhetorical Analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

    A rhetorical analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In a very reverent, yet quick, address, Abraham Lincoln not only honorably bestows a farewell to the soldiers who gave their lives for the livelihood of their country, but through his rhetorical usage of juxtaposition, repetition, and

  11. How Democratic Was Jacksonian Democracy

    How Democratic was Jacksonian Democracy? “The 1830’s saw the triumph in American Politics of that democracy which has remained pre-eminently the distinguishing feature of our society.[1]” This triumph has since been labelled as Jacksonian Democracy. Whether or not this represented a triumph

  12. Cry, the Beloved Country Stylistic Devices

    Words have always been used as a way to get out what one may think, wish, and/or desire. Sometimes, words have been used to order misdeeds or to create mayhem, but never have words directly killed someone, but the same cannot be said for the sword. Words may be used either in writing or in speech bu

  13. Gettysburg Address

    The Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 was a horrible and devastating battle in which thousands and thousands of soldiers died. It’s horrifying to see our country fight, kill, and injure many of our citizens. Fighting isn’t the answer and they should have found a better way to solve their problem. Af

  14. 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 America

  15. Decleration

    Sam Talbot A 2 The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence influenced a lot of well known men and women. The Declaration of Independence affected Abraham Lincoln’s speech about slavery. It inspired the women to fight to be equal to men which caused the Women’s Rights Mo

  16. Gettysburg Address Versus Declaration of Independence

    Lincoln’s Address Versus Jefferson’s Declaration Two of the most important, and, perhaps the two most important documents in American history are the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. The Declaration of Independence, the document of secession written by Thomas Jefferson i

  17. Gettysburg Address Protest

    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address as a Protest July 4, 1863, was the day after the Battle of Gettysburg, although the Civil War continued to rage on. The Battle of Gettysburg lasted for three days, from July 1-July 3. Over 50,000 men had died in battle. There were over 1,000,000 casualtie

  18. The Gettysburg Address Paper

    Tara Okunade 3/11/08 AP English 3 2nd Prd The Gettysburg Address Imagine being a soldier in a great war, and some of your comrades have been shot down, and there they lay: Dead. Wouldn’t your spirits be lowered? This was the story of the soldiers in the Civil War who watched their frien

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

    3 speeches that have made an impact on the history are “I have a dream” By Martin Luther King Jn, The speech made on the final day of Emma Goldman’s Trial Spoken by Emma Goldman, and “government of the people, for the people, by the people” Through out these 3 speeches the themes that a

  20. The Gettysburg Address

    Throughout the entirety of The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln uses a somber tone to appeal to the emotions of his audience. In the third paragraph of Lincoln's speech he spoke these words, "It is rather for us to be here...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which

  21. Gettysburg Address

    On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. He delivered this important speech four months after the Battle of Gettysburg. The battle resulted in the death of over 51,000 Union and Confederate soldiers and was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War

  22. Coming Together and Pulling Apart

    Coming Together and Pulling Apart "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." These were the final words spoken by Nathan Hale before he was hanged for espionage. The history of the United States from when it was just thirteen colonies under British command, to the civil war

  23. The Gettysburg Address Analysis

    On November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg battlefield, president Abraham Lincoln gave a concise speech that would leave a long-lasting impression on the many Americans that lived during the Civil War period. From July 1 to July 3, an estimated 7,500 American soldiers died in the Battle of Gettysburg. R

  24. Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address History remembers Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest leaders. He has made many significant contributions to the history of the United States and is considered one of the greatest presidents. He sacrificed himself for what he believed in, even if it

  25. Abraham Lincoln's Quotes

    Garrett Lokka Professor Cann ENG 300 February 10, 2009 5 Abraham Lincoln Quotes "If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so

  26. Gettysburg Address Analysis

    Jonathan Riley English 101 October 29th, 2008 Political Speech Analysis Gettysburg Address Analysis but, undoubtedly his most famous speech that he gave throughout his presidential years was his Gettysburg Address…… On the first three days of July 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia, comm

  27. The Outspoken Man Against Slavery

    Abraham Lincoln was born into a poor famer family in Hardin County, Kentucky. Although he hadn't been educated since he had to his family, he became a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States house of representatives, and a candidate for election to the Senate though un

  28. Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809. Abraham Lincoln was a tall thin bearded man. He became the 16th president of the United States of America. He grew up in a log cabin and freed the slaves. He had many siblings and children and died in 1865. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 18

  29. Abe Lincoln George Bush

    A president is a leader, someone who has a courageous nature. Someone who is honest, has superior leadership skills, and can handle themselves in a crisis situation. A president has to be able to hold their country together through the toughest times. Two great examples of this figure is our 1

  30. Basic Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

    Life can be considered in two perspectives: the optimistic point of view and the pessimistic point of view. Or instead, how about seeing it as a chance to grow from experience, a chance to learn? Catherine Morland grew with time on her lengthy journey to self-discovery in Jane Austen's classic ta