What Is The Gettysburg Address In The Civil War Essay

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Have you ever thought about how much a speech can change the course of a war? War’s can tear a nation apart or they can make a nation come together. The Civil war, tore North America into two different teams, the Union (North) and the Confederates (South). The Union was anti-slavery while the Confederates were pro-slavery. The Civil war was a war that people will never forget, and completely changed America’s views. Writing helped people give meaning and make sense of the Civil war through.
On Feburary 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in the backwoods of Kentucky (Abraham Lincoln). Lincoln had always wanted to pursue a career in law. In order to attain that dream he taught himself law by reading law books (Abraham
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On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, at the National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Around 15,000 people attended the speech (Abraham Lincoln Delivers). The Gettysburg Address was not a lengthy speech and was only 272 words (Gettysburg Address). Even though the speech was very short, it influenced a great number of people. The main idea of the speech was equality. A quote that summed up the whole speech was “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation... dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” This quote shows that the founding fathers made this new nation dedicated to the fact that everyone was created equal, and should not be treated differently due to their race. After he gave the speech people had mixed reviews about the speech, but the speech eventually gave people hope in the war. Not many people saw the true meaning and importance of this speech until after the …show more content…
The battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil war, which lead to many people reaching their demise (Abraham Lincoln Delivers). Abraham Lincoln was very involved in the civil war due to the fact that he was president during the war. Before the speech the Union did not have a lot of hope and courage about the war. After the speech was given the Union was inspired to keep on fighting and showed remarkable fortitude as the war kept going. The Gettysburg Address helped the American people to restore the nation into one nation again after the war (Gettysburg Address).
The importance and meaning of the Civil war was shown to many people through the form of writing and speeches. After teaching himself law, Abraham Lincoln had a very prominent career by becoming the 16th President of the United States of America.The Gettysburg Address was a major turning point in the war and helped the Union to stay alive and win the war. The Gettysburg Address helped restore the nation that our founding fathers had made. The Gettysburg Address paved the way for the rest of the war and helped America come back together as a

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