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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Gettysburg Address

     The Gettysburg Address 1. How does Lincoln honor the battle of Gettysburg in his address? Lincoln honored the Battle of Gettysburg in his address by acknowledging the great sacrifice made by the brave men who fought in the Gettysburg battle. Lincoln pointed out that while the ceremony may one...

  4. The Message of the Gettysburg Address

    The Message of the Gettysburg Address In 1863, the sixteenth President of the United States found himself engulfed by a horrific civil war and in leading his people to victory, Abraham Lincoln found himself in a predicament that required a well thought out motivational presentation. He found that opportunity...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 dedicate a portion...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Thoughts On Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

     Thoughts On Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Powerful Impact Right off the bat, Abraham Lincoln is letting us know exactly what he believes and where he stands. He’s telling us that this great nation was originally formed with the idea of liberty and equality among men...

  13. 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...

  14. Gettysburg Address vs. Declaration of Independance

    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 was a document written by Thomas...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Gospel Truth-Gettysburg Address

    In most United States high school history courses, the Gettysburg Address has become a focal point for understanding the major themes of American society. This fact may be due to the underlying message the speech focuses on; a struggle for freedom that has existed since the start of the American nation...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. lincoln

    great man who led the country as the sixteenth wonderful president into where we are right now. He was the one who ended slavery and wrote the Gettysburg Address. If it wasn’t for Abe, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. When he was six years old, he...

  22. stuff

    key events occurred under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Describe what each is and its significance: a. Gettysburg Address b. Emancipation Proclamation c. 2nd Inaugural Address 27. List three advantages for the South and the North going into the Civil War: North 1. 2. 3. South ...

  23. Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address

    Why is the Gettysburg Address Still Relevant Today? Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, summed up the ideals that would go on to shape one of the most powerful nations of the world. Although President Lincoln’s speech was about ten lines, in which he delivered in two...

  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. Compare And Contrast Gettysburg And Secon Inaugural Address

    President Lincolns lifespan, the 16th president became well known for his use of rhetoric in his speeches. When comparing “The Gettysburg Address” to “The Second Inaugural Address” one can see that Lincoln applied similar rhetoric. Both addresses contain parallelism and anti-thesis ; however, they differ...

  26. 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...

  27. Response to the Gettysburg Address

    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 Lincoln did not just address this letter to the present, he...

  28. 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...

  29. Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address I believe that the Gettysburg Address was a turning point in the Civil War because the Confederacy lost the Battle of Gettysburg from a military standpoint. Many reasons were suggested, but one of the main reasons was mental. It was General Lee's only hope to win a big victory...

  30. 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...