Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: 1850s essays, 1860s essays, 1890s essays, Essays by Richard Wagner, Speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, Das Judenthum in der Musik, Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, Cooper Union speech, Lincoln's first inaugural address, Music of the Future, Art and Revolution, Lincoln's Lost Speech, Lincoln's House Divided Speech, Chiefly About War Matters, The Awful German Language, Lincoln's second inaugural address, The Artwork of the Future, Abraham Lincoln Peoria speech, What Is Art?, Opera and Drama, Autobiographic Sketch, Abraham Lincoln's Farewell Address, On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, American Infidelity, How to Tell a Story and Other Essays. Excerpt: The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the best-known speeches in United States history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. 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 qa new birth of freedomq 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 no longer dominant. Beginning with the now-iconic phrase qFour score and seven years ago, q referring to the American Revolution of 1776, Lincoln examined the founding...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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