Addressing Lincoln

No speech better sums up Abraham Lincoln than the Gettysburg Address, and no telling of his story can begin without recounting it. Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, delivered these words on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few months earlier, a bloody, pivotal battle of the Civil War had been fought there, and Lincoln was on hand to dedicate the land to the fallen soldiers.

Read the entire speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln:

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Abraham Lincoln was, in his time America’s most admired and reviled leader, and is still our nation’s most enigmatic and captivating hero. Timed to complement the new motion picture Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln: A President for the Ages” introduces a new Lincoln grappling with some of history’s greatest challenges.

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It took only a few minutes to deliver, and it contained just 268 words. Compared with the time wasted and words carelessly bleated out by modern politicians and pundits, the Gettysburg Address is one heck of a bargain. No speech better sums up Abraham Lincoln than the Gettysburg Address, and no telling of his story can begin without recounting it. Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, delivered these words on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few months early, a bloody, pivotal battle of the Civil War had been fought there, and Lincoln was on hand to dedicate the land to the fallen soldiers.

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