The Message of the Gettysburg Address

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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 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.

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With the word spreading about the support that the soldiers had from the Commander in Chief the war soon saw a turn in favor for the Union and clearly the President demonstrated effective communication to the people he served. That speech "has become known as one of the supreme masterpieces of eloquence in the English language."1 Having directly impacted the

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