Abraham Lincoln 's Gettysburg Address Essay

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Abraham Lincoln Explained
In Abraham Lincoln’s “ Gettysburg Address” and ‘Second Inaugural Address”, he present’s his speeches to the people of the United States in which it appeals equally to pathos, ethos, and logos. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. Lincoln was in office during the Civil War in which he introduced the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves on the border states between the north and south states. Lincoln presented “The Gettysburg Address” while the Civil War was occurring. He presented this speech in order to persuade the American people to fight against the Confederate states so that every soldier who died on the battlefield would not have been in vain. Abraham Lincoln presented his “Second Inaugural Address in order to help the people reflect on what the Civil war has done and will do for the nation. He wanted to help them understand that the war happened in order to reunite the nation for that is what God intended in the first place.
In his “Gettysburg Address” Lincoln uses pathos by remembering the audience of all the fallen soldiers who have died for the war. He states “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain”. In Abraham Lincoln “Second Inaugural Address” he uses a spiritual entity “God” in order to invoke pathos into his audience. He states “…

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