Abraham Lincoln 's The Battle Of Gettysburg

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While in office, Abraham Lincoln faced an almost unsurmountable task. Not only did Lincoln try to eradicate the idea of a human owning another human, but he also had to keep unity among the country. With a civil war raging, and a divided country in anarchy, Lincoln did not have the odds in his favor. After the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln took a step back to show everybody, through the Gettysburg Address, the doom that America will face if it were to continue down the path that it is heading. Lincoln didn’t just accomplish this goal, but he also created an underlined metaphor, between the fallen heroes of Gettysburg, and the fate of America. The most predominant message in Abraham Lincoln’s speech was that if America didn’t rise above this outlandish war being fought, then the entire country would soon face the same fate as the fallen participants in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Abraham Lincoln performs the remarkable task of using the entire timeline of America. In only ten sentences, he is able to discuss previous, current, and future American events. Starting in the past, Lincoln reminds Americans of the excitement felt during the creation of a new and prosperous nation. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”. The Civil War was a battle of freedom, with slavery at the top of the list. This first sentence reminds all those listening…
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