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. 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”...

  3. 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...

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    The Gettysburg Address Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863 On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner referred to the most famous speech ever given by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  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 made...

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    battle took place and that battle was called the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg is supposed to be the turning point for the Union troops. The Battle of Gettysburg happened from 1st of July till the 3rd of July in a town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Confederate forces had destroyed the...

  20. 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...

  21. 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”...

  22. 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...

  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. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. Book Review: "Lincoln at Gettysburg" by Garry Wills

    is shown clearly when he announces the Emancipation Proclamation, the famous Gettysburg Address and keeping the nation together after years of civil war. Garry Wills in his book gives his insights of the Gettysburg Address to the reader concerning of a great deal of the man known as Abraham Lincoln,...

  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. 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...

  29. 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...

  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...