Free Essays on The Gettysburg Address

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Embarking Patriotic Immortality: Rhetorical Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

    Viera 10/11/2011 Final Draft Embarking Patriotic Immortality: Rhetorical Analysis of the Gettysburg Address The Gettysburg address was given on the grounds of a historical battlefield in Gettysburg Pennsylvania during the American Civil War on November 19th, 1863 by the late President Abraham...

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

    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 Declaration of Independence”...

  6. 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...

  7. Ancient Vs Modern Government

    political voice and democratically responsive government. At first, few words about the American democracy should be mentioned. In the famous Gettysburg Address (1863), President Abraham Lincoln described it as the “direct self-government, over all the people, for the people, by the people”. The key features...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 friends...

  11. Comparison Paper

    Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech. Both these inspiring speeches focus on the values of all men being created equal, and the unwavering will to achieve that goal. "What led Abraham Lincoln to make his "Gettysburg Address" or Martin Luther...

  12. Inauguration Essay

    for us in places such as, Concord and Gettysburg. He also stated that people had fought and died for us in Normandy and Khe Sahn. These battles occurred in our previous history and became very important. Therefore, Obama agreed that it would be suitable to address in his speech. Obama is a great man...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Coming Together and Pulling Apart

    considered inhumane. Fort Sumter was the location where the first shots of the Civil War were shot. Some of the major battles of the Civil War were Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. The death toll after the war exceeds more than 600,000. Although the south had lost the war, relations between...

  15. America: Not as Free as We Hopped

    the best interest of the children. Americans who believe in the foundations of the freedoms granted by the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, the 14th Amendment, and the US Constitution cannot stand idly by while newer government tries to strip strong, god fearing and stable Americans...

  16. biography

    republican party to do something about it. On March 4, 1861, Lincoln was sworn in as president of the United States of America at his first inaugural address. Soon after the Civil War began, and Abe had to take on a problem that is more severe than any preceding president. During his second year in office...

  17. 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...

  18. Decleration

    Fathers and throwing them down in the mud and recreating a new declaration to exclude blacks. After the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg address which stated, "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated...

  19. Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than...

  20. Primary Source Analysis of Gettysburg Battle

    photograph captures the war’s toll of death and destruction that happened on one of the biggest battles in the United States History, The Battle of Gettysburg which took place from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Although the caption identifies the men in the photograph as “rebels represented…without shoes” they...

  21. Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Union and Emancipation

    hearts of many Americans. Many northerners were driven to actively participate in the war effort after hearing Lincoln’s emotionally charged Gettysburg Address (Document E). His purpose was to appeal to the American’s emotions by calling on them to defend “a new birth of freedom” and to ensure “that...

  22. Inauguration Speech of Obama

    A president’s inaugural address is not just a celebratory speech. It is an American tradition that often sets the stage for an entire presidency. An "inaugural address" is the presidential speech given which inform the people of the president’s intentions as a leader. As we have witnessed, Barack Obama...

  23. Cry, the Beloved Country Stylistic Devices

    convincing methods. The manuscripts of Arthur Jarvis show that they were influenced by Abraham Lincoln’s own writings in his Second Inaugural Address and Gettysburg Address. One of the most transparent styles was Jarvis’ use of repetition. His use of repetition like Lincoln’s, gives the audience a sense of...

  24. Civil War

    slavery set the stage for secession and war. Most men and women at the time would have agreed with Abraham Lincoln’s assertion in his Second Inaugural Address that slavery “was, somehow, the cause of the war.” Alexander H. Stephens, the Confederacy’s vice president, minced no words when he proclaimed in March...

  25. Abraham Lincoln

    back with patronage, by pitting his opponents against each other, and by appealing to the American people with his powers of oratory.[4] His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became an iconic statement of America's dedication to the principles of nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy...

  26. 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...

  27. 10 lesson plans on civil war

    and later became a powerful speaker. _____ 4. She was the author of the influential book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. _____ 5. Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address on this date. _____ 6. This man led an anti-slavery rebellion at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. _____ 7. She led many slaves to freedom through the...

  28. Safire Wood

    different viewpoints; however, they do have resembling writing techniques. In A Spirit Reborn, Safire discusses the Gettysburg Address in comparison to 9/11 and analyzes the Gettysburg Address in great detail. Wood’s “Victory Speech” demonstrates how President Obama flowed through different ideas and analyzes...

  29. An analysis of the Gettysburg Address

     Critical Essay One Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president, was one of the most decorated commander-in-chiefs in American History, due to his never-ending push to mend our broken nation and move to the beginning. Nevertheless...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. Abraham Lincoln as President

    slowly in abolishing slavery. Even with these road blocks, Lincoln successfully rallied public opinion through his rhetoric and speeches; his Gettysburg Address is but one example of this. At the close of the war, Lincoln held a moderate view of Reconstruction, seeking to speedily reunite the nation through...

  33. Comparing Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln

    of slavery also played a role in the war. Lincoln’s most noteworthy action was passing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and giving the Gettysburg Address. On April 14, 1865 President Lincoln went to a play there he was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. The Civil War can be compared to Caesar’s...

  34. Analyzing Seminal Texts Prewrite

    Abraham Lincoln's "Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg" to "Pericles’s Funeral Oration" by Thucydides. Purpose (Why are you writing the essay?) I am writing this essay to point out/ discover the differences and similarities of Lincolns Gettysburg Address and Pericles Funeral...

  35. Essay in speech format on Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" and Abraham lincoln's "Gettysburg Address".

    rhetoric, language techniques, successful structure and also establishing a relationship with their audience. The speeches I have a Dream, and The Gettysburg Address [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMMzY1KJVeo], although performed to entirely different audiences in different contexts, share similar values...

  36. 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...

  37. Though the Exact Words of Pericles' Famous and Influential Funeral Oration During the 430 B.C Are Unknown,

    military for a year before death. Pericles' Funeral Oration can be compared to several more modern speeches, most notably Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Both of them heavily promote a sense of nationalism in the surviving listeners, both commend the brave sacrifices of soldiers living and dead...

  38. 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...

  39. Victory Spirit

    different views, but do have similar writing styles. In William Safire’s “A Spirit Reborn” he talks about the Gettysburg Address in comparison to 9/11 and he also analyzes the Gettysburg Address in more depth and has a specific purpose for writing his article. On the other hand in James Wood’s “Victory...

  40. Abraham Lincoln

    raged on for two years following the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln delivered another speech. On November 19, 1863, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Stating that, he believed that the Civil War was a war for freedom. Furthermore cementing his commitment to the North winning the Civil War...

  41. White's Anaylsis of Lincoln's Inaugural Address

    Lincoln recited his second speech that marked the beginning of his second term of presidency, his Second Inaugural Address. Considered to be one of his greatest speeches, his Second Inaugural Address is evaluated by many. Ronald White, Joseph Williams, and George Anastalpo critique the speech for different...

  42. Agejhejw

    conclusion might be the most amazing experience I have ever had in a movie theater. The movie ends with Lincoln reciting a portion of his second inaugural address. And then the screen fades, very slowly, to black. Every single person in the theater sat silent. I may have heard a pin drop. No one stood up. They...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Is There a Civil Religion in America?

    (Marvin and Ingle, 1999, p. 286) This totem vision is a belief in all that constitutes what it is to be an American. George Bush said at his inaugural address that “This is the day when our nation is made whole, when our differences for a moment are suspended.”(Bush, 1989) The Inauguration therefore “christens...

  45. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. Why Is Abraham Lincoln's and Socrates Speech Is Worth Studying

    Abraham Lincoln’s 1863CE speech “The Gettysburg Address” and Socrate’s 399BCE speech “No Evil can happen to a good man” have withstood the test of time and has given the present and future generations with a speech worth studying. Although both speeches were given at different times, in different contexts...

  48. How Democratic Was Jacksonian Democracy

    Jackson laid the foundations for a democratic state, but failed to establish one. Bibliography Primary Sources - Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address,” Nov. 19th 1863 Secondary Sources, Books - Sellers, Charles “Jacksonian Democracy,”(Washington, 1959) - Parton, James “Life of...

  49. 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...

  50. Abraham Lincoln's Quotes

    brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows...

  51. 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...

  52. Analyzing Language Use in Speeches

    Abraham Lincoln’s use of Language in his Speech Abraham Lincoln uses many different language techniques in his speech ‘The Gettysburg Address’, these techniques help engage the audience into what is being asked from them. These language techniques are: Positive and Negative Connotation, Personal Pronouns...

  53. 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...

  54. Abe Lincoln Analysis

    November 3, 2013, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/171273/Dred-Scott-decision Analysis of the house divided speech and the gettysburg address. (n.d.). Retrieved November 3, 2013, from http://megavisions.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/abrahamlincoln/ Abraham Lincoln's House Divided Speech...

  55. jkkjhj

    first saw “freedom,” I thought it means that citizens have the same rights and they are creature equally. We I listed about the Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the other one for Dr. Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech, I understand more deeply about the word “ freedom.” In the first speech...

  56. Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

    and South, neither ever having clear dominance over the other. The war appeared headed towards stalemate until July 1, 1863 and the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was considered, “by most military historians to be the single most decisive turning point in the Civil War” (Encarta). In an effort...

  57. Abraham Lincoln: Civil War

    AP Language, period 1 Kaitlyn Vallance SOAPSTONE CHART -The Gettysburg Address 30 August 2010 SPEAKER | Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States of America and he help office during the Civil War. During the Civil War, the North and South split into two sides – the...

  58. jerry I need you

     State Sen. Barack Obama Keynote Address 2004 Democratic National Convention 1 The Audacity of Hope 有希望则无所畏惧 2 Change Is Coming to America 变革正向美国走来 3 A More Perfect Union 更加完善的联邦 4 Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 缅怀马丁·路德·金 5 Yes We Can 是的,我们能 6 The Future Lies Ahead 未来就在前方 7 Their Lives...

  59. Abe Lincoln George Bush

    the vision to make something of himself. His motivation abilities far surpassed that of the fifteen before him. His most famous example was the Gettysburg address. Many people don’t know this but the speech was only 273 words, which is about as long as this paragraph and the one before. This speech went...

  60. Abraham Lincoln

    Then on April 19, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of the south. This was during 1861. On November 19, 1863 Abraham delivered the Gettysburg address. On February 11, 1861Abraham boarded a train for Washington and his inauguration. He said he was sad to be leaving Springfield. Abraham had...