Abraham Lincoln And The Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin, now known as larue, County Kentucky. Lincoln got married in 1842 to Mary Todd. His children were Robert Todd, Edward Baker, William Wallace, and Thomas III. Abraham was in office from 1834-1842. Abraham Lincoln died at age 56, april 15, 1865.
The Republican Party met in Chicago to select a candidate. They took the chance now because of the democrats in turmoil. They needed someone who would help the north and also win most of the electoral colleges vote. At the end, they found Abraham Lincoln to be the best candidate. In 1860, after the third ballot, Abraham had become president.
The Gettysburg address was a speech given from Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of soldiers national cemetery.” 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 nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have…
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