“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.” The Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln explains that “all men are created equal,” thus they should have the freedom to pursue education, emancipation, and equal rights. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington, who was a freed slave, despite the odds founded the Tuskegee Institute. The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas written by Fredrick Douglas is the story of his life as a slave, his courage and his escape. Their lives and stories inspired other African Americans to seek a better life. Booker and Fredrick were both authors, orators, freed slaves, and both men valued education. In addition, both men wanted personal freedom and the freedom of others. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom,” stated George Washington Carver. Viewing education as the “key to unlock the golden door of freedom” they inspired others to seek education,
The Battle of Gettysburg was clearly one of the biggest battles in the Civil War. General Robert Lee led his Northern Virginia Army to victory at Chancellorsville and was feeling a great deal of confidence ("Battle of Gettysburg"). He then decided with this confidence he would try a second attempt at invading the North. The reason Lee took his troops north was because he wanted to take the pressure off of the Virginia farms. Lee also thought that if he won any battles on northern territory, that it could possibly put pressure on President Lincoln to settle the war ("History Place - Battle of Gettysburg").
The Battle of Gettysburg, from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is the most important engagement of the Civil War. After a great victory over Union soldiers at Chancellorsville Robert E. Lee took his Army of Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June .The Gettysburg battle was an opening for Abe Lincoln to present the Gettysburg address.This said that all soldiers were free after war to do stuff.Abe Lincoln was the union's president and Jefferson Davis was the confederate president and they both attended this historical meeting.
The five known composition copies of the Gettysburg Address are named for the individuals who obtained it from Lincoln. Lincoln provides a copy to his private secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay. Both of the aforementioned copies were composed around the time of his November 19 address, while the other three duplicates of the speech, the Bliss, Bancroft, and Everett duplicates, and were composed by President Lincoln for philanthropic purposes. These copies were sent well later to November 19, the actual date of the famous address. Since then these copies have ended up being the standard content of Lincoln 's Gettysburg Address (LoC, 2012).
A speech giving by Abraham Lincoln called "Gettysburg Address" after the war in Gettysburg had ended, affected others passionately. In the time period of when this speech was given, people didn't realize that all men are equal. Men, young men, too, were at war not understanding why we had a war. Men lost their lives because they were committed to fighting in this war. They should not have passed just because they were protecting their home. Ultimately, Lincoln tried to change his listeners' minds about the idea "that all men are equal" by wanting to let others know that men are equal, and should be treated equal, no matter the skin, what they're worth, giving their life for dedication, or how rich they were.
In “The Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln, addresses that the people should honor the deaths of the fallen soldiers and honor their sacrifices but the problem is that we hardly help them which is why most of them are homeless or unemployed and are ill. To commence, most soldiers who come back from war do not have jobs yet alone, most of the time soldiers won’t even have a place to be able to call their own. In addition, for those veterans that have a job, it may feel complex for them to adapt, in fact, it’s extremely difficult, and especially for soldiers who are suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Regarding PTSD, it is also the same reason why it is hard for them to live with anybody else, PTSD is something that veterans are struggling and coping with and are not getting the psychiatric help that they need to help them cope with problems. For this reason, most soldiers cannot work and if they cannot work who will provide and what will become of these soldiers. For instance, if soldiers were to find a job they could run the risk of something triggering their PTSD which is why most people would not want to hire them. They fear that they will attack one of the customers and cause problems with the law. In addition when they are burdened with PTSD and try to seek the help they need, they will not get it and sometimes the money they get is not enough to help their financial needs. President Lincoln emphasizes on how veterans
Two-hundred and seventy-three words transposed our nation. These words are known as "The Gettysburg Address". This speech, verbalized by President Abraham Lincoln, is well known for many things. It is popular because of what it stands for. “The Gettysburg Address” is not a mediocre speech. The words spoken have deep significance referencing vitally important subjects. "The Gettysburg Address" teaches valuable lessons about war, sacrifice, and unity. Instructions that should be taken into account when making choices as a country. The lessons taught by this great speech are still applicable today. The Civil War was not fought for only those living at that time; it was fought for all Americans then and now.
Throughout the semester, the readers have been clashing with each other over which label best fits the author, but they have ignored the minute particulars. These readers are looking at the forest as a broad generalization, and they are missing out on what the forest really is… a bunch of trees. All of these trees are diverse but similar: they are American authors, and the forest is American literature. One might think that this is a flimsy analogy, but it is the most apt and succinct way of explaining this issue. To truly understand any text, one must couch it within historical context; to be valid, an interpretation has to make sense within the historical context, and it has to agree with the minute particulars of the text. If either of these criterion are not met, then the interpretation will not be representative of the text whatsoever. It is imperative that one pay heed to the minute particulars and the text’s historical context: otherwise, the text will be vastly misinterpreted and misrepresented in any discussion of the text. The students grossly mischaracterized Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address “as a pro-abolitionist tract; they also seemed to think that President Lincoln was some divine martyr for anti-slavery sentiment, and that he was an exemplary person with regards to American identity. They could not be further from the truth. Historical context is paramount to understanding Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”.
When I read The Gettysburg Address, I found it very compelling. Written and executed by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, was one of the most influential speeches in American history. I believe it is about uniting the then divided United States.
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 title of the short story that I read was “The Gettysburg Address”, Abraham Lincoln wrote it and it was first recited on November 13, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and was born on February 12, 1809 and died April 15,1865. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, and also lived in New Salem, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, and Washington ,D.C.. Along with being the 16th president of the United States, Abe Lincoln was a fan of his killer and never was a member of a church, but read the Bible daily.
Abraham Lincoln always liked to deal with politics. He ran for the House of Represenatives and got in. Abraham’s biggest competition was Stephen Douglas. (Parker, 2008). Abraham became the 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861. He remained President until April 15, 1865. He was famous for ending slavery and the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln had to overcome clinical depression. He suffered from this when he was a child and his parents also suffered from it. The reason Abraham Lincoln wanted to become president was to get rid of slavery and limit the slave states. He also had a history of being a politician from the Illinois State Legislature in 1830. Abraham really wanted to end slavery and limit the slave states
Martin Luther King's, I Have A Dream, speech and Abraham Lincoln’s ,Gettysburg address, speech have been said to represent equality and freedom. Martin Luther King gave his speech so that black people could have equality and be treated and respected like a white person would be treated. Abraham Lincoln gave the speech at Gettysburg to symbolize freedom after all those people gave their life ,at the Battle of Gettysburg, to free all the slaves in the south. Today both of those speeches have impacted the lives of many people and gave them freedom and equality. Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln have impacted America by causing people to protests for equality and free do today it also has given people the right to come into this country and
Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” is well known for giving Lincoln's ideas on foundation and the future of the nation. Where as vice president Alexander Stephens “Cornerstone Speech” also brings out Stephens ideas.When Lincoln had written the speech for the battle of Gettysburg he thought the “world will little note nor remember what we say here.” But the speech turned out to be as important as the battle itself. To start Lincoln clearly shows an understanding of the original foundation that was built on all men being created equal. He then proceeded to encourage the people that their jobs are to preserve America's founding ideas and remember those who have died fighting for it. Whereas in Stephens Cornerstone speech he clearly gives
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 with the address at Gettysburg. President Lincoln knew his people were dissatisfied with the loss of so many comrades and knew there must be a way he could prove that the lives of so many fallen soldiers, husbands, and sons were worth the efforts to restore the land of the free. The statement made in the Gettysburg Address to the people was a perfect example and in essence the embodiment of perfect communication.