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 similar...

  2. Analyzing Seminal Texts: The Gettysburg Address and Pericles Funeral Oration

     English 1 September 3, 2014 Analyzing Seminal Texts: The Gettysburg Address and Pericles' Funeral Oration: Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and Pericles’ “Funeral Oration” are two of the most memorable speeches given throughout history. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered...

  3. A Declaration and Address of Freedom

    Barack Obama. The baseline of these great speeches is The 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”...

  4. Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred on July 1st-3rd 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and...

  5. Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a battle in the American Civil War. The conflict started on July 1st, 1863. It lasted three days and was fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wikipedia). This clash between the North and the South turned out to be the bloodiest battle to ever take...

  6. 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 made...

  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. Safire Woods

    views and ideas, but share similar writing styles. In William Safire’s “A Spirit Reborn” he talks about the Gettysburg Address in comparison to 9/11 while also analyzing the Gettysburg Address in more depth and as a purpose for writing his article. On the other hand in “Victory Speech” by James Woods...

  9. 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...

  10. compare and contrast

    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 Sarah Ballou. The Gettysburg Address improved my understanding on the Civil War because the author clarified...

  11. 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 casualties...

  12. 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...

  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. After the...

  14. The Civil War

    were forgetting the concept of the United States, all the things their fathers and grandfathers had worked so hard for. 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...

  15. 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 in 1776...

  16. 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 the...

  17. Lincoln's Importance

    movies. They don't read a great deal. And to bring young people into a museum where they look at a document, even a great document like the Gettysburg Address, it doesn't mean much to them. But if they can somehow or other connected to their own experience, make it feel as though they were there, I...

  18. 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 impact...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 to...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 relevant...

  26. A Man of Few Words: Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Adress

    To many, Abraham Lincoln is known as a man of few words. This thought may come from the fact that one of his most important speeches, the Gettysburg Address, also happened to be one of his shortest ever written. It is in fact one of best remembered short speeches given throughout history. In its entirety...

  27. 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...

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

    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 antagonize, nor did he show disrespect to the dead, even those who fought for the...

  29. 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 field...

  30. 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 beliefs...