Abraham Lincoln And The Gettysburg Address Essay

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Throughout American history there has always been the great debate on equality and whether or not everyone has equal opportunities. For the longest period of time freedom was only for whites and slaves had the right to freedom, they did a large share of economy labor work, had no rights to be free as an individual, or even the right to vote. Abraham Lincoln wrote a speech known as the Gettysburg address which provided a call to action for the preservation of the nation and the ideals of liberty and equality. Abraham Lincoln states “these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom.” Between the time of Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg address the United States experienced a new birth of freedom for all: northerners and southerners, African Americans, and women.
The southerners and northerners had two very different lifestyles, for one reason being that the southerners were all slave states and the northerners believed that there should not be any slaves, African Americans were owned by the whites and were enslaved to do field work such as cotton picking, they did not get equal opportunities like the whites did, such as voting. The Southern society was very different due to the way they were viewed as one system with different ideology’s, they viewed themselves as a society that went by a code of conduct. The south did not create the same amount of libraries, universities or public schools, and only had some factories rather than The North…

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