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Gettysburg Address

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• Abraham Lincoln

Definition: delivered Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the cemetery containing the men killed at the battle of Gettysburg.

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Text of the Address
Read for yourself and discover why this is one of the most famous speeches ever given.

The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln gave this famous speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed in the famous Battle of Gettysburg.

The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Even though it was short, the famous speech wasn't just dashed off. Find out more about how and why Lincoln wrote.

The Gettysburg Address: Structure and Style
The speech is notable for its words and how they were chosen and arranged.

The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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Eyewitness to the Address
Listen to the remembrances of a boy who was there when Lincoln gave the famous speech.

More on the Address
Background on the Address, as well as various versions of it.

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