Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address- The Greatest Speech In American History


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The Gettysburg address is known today as the greatest speech ever given in the United  States. It stands out for it clarity,  inventiveness, and economical use of words. President Abraham Lincoln the author,  delivered the speech  in a little over two minutes. Despite the  brief presentation, Lincoln delivered an American treasure  for the ages.

Abraham Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as “a new birth of freedom” that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, ensure that democracy would remain a viable form of government, and would also create a unified nation in which states’ rights were…

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