Today in history, President Lincoln delivered the “The Gettysburg Address” at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln’s short address, four and half months after the battle, is considered to be one of the greatest speeches in American history. Edward Everett delivered a two-hour oration before Lincoln’s historic 2+ minute lesson in brevity and intelligence established liberty and freedom for everyone, including blacks.
Lincoln Week Continues: Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address (1863)
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