President Lincoln Delivered A Speech Essay

1522 Words Oct 16th, 2016 7 Pages
On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered a speech during the dedication of the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, which hit every main point in less then two minutes. One line in particular, Lincoln states, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” (Burns, 2012). Inequality had brought on the civil war, with the issues of slavery and central power which had divided the United States (10 Facts You Should Know About the Civil War, n.d.). In 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves from the south and eventually throughout the rest of the country. is unfortunate that it takes a war to make people realize how important equality if they expect the country to flourish. Some countries do not believe in equality, such as Afghanistan, where it seems women will never be seen as equal, and according to the top five areas of thriving, Afghanistan ranks the worst on three out of the five, which are social, purpose and financial, and are still close to the worst in the two, community and physical, categories (The 10 best and worst countries for people to live, n.d.). Issues that still plague the United States today that seem to keep coming back around in every generation, are wealth, gender, and racial inequalities. Wealth Inequality
Wealth inequality can have many different topics, but to narrow it down, figuring out if the…

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