There are two key aspects to the Gettysburg Address:
1. The principal address was given by Edward Everett. It is some 13,600 words long, and it took him two hours to give it.
2. After Everett spoke, President Lincoln gave a short address which was only about ten sentences and was delivered in about two minutes. Although much shorter, it is Lincoln's outstanding concluding speech that is more frequently referred to as the 'Gettysburg address.'
Everett wrote his own words, and Lincoln wrote his. However, analysis of the texts, particularly of Lincoln's, indicates that, in part, both drew upon familiar ancient texts and literary styles.
Obviously the American Civil War provided the primary motivation and inspiration for the address. Then unfolding circumstances led to the creation and delivery of the speeches on that day. Every speech needs an audience. The addresses were prepared with the needs of that audience firmly in mind. To that extent, it can be said that the audience themselves, including supporting dignitaries and functionaries, were as much a part of the 'creation' of the Gettysburg address as those involved in its presentation.
List of those 'involved' in the Gettysburg Address:
Also in attendance:
The Gettysburg cemetery blessing ceremony was originally scheduled for October 23. and, on October 10th, renowned public speaker Edward Everett was invited by the organizing committee to give the main speech. However, Everett asked them for more time to write and compose his oratory. The committee agreed and subsequently rescheduled it for another day, November 19th, almost a month later than the original date. Thus Everett had a total of forty days to prepare his script.
On November 2nd, after the original date for the ceremony had come and gone, and in the light of 'anti-war-effort' sentiments now arising, it seemed opportune to the committee to invite the President of the Union, Abraham Lincoln, to make, after Everett's speech, a brief few words to the people who would gather at the cemetery. Lincoln accepted, and travelled by train to Gettysburg, arriving the day before the event. Overall, Lincoln had just seventeen days, while the civil war was still being fought, to prepare his speech.
EDWARD EVERETT --the part he played in the creation of the Gettysburg Address
Edward Everett Ph.D. gave the main oratory at the Gettysburg Address. His speech is known as the Gettysburg Oration. Being an academic, educationalist and theologian, Everett reminded his listeners of the relevance and significance of historic precedents, and of the hand of 'Providence' in the current state of affairs: " .... that gracious Providence which overrules all things for the best, ..."
Taking 'providence' into account, it seems appropriate to consider that, if Everett had actually accepted the first date proposed for the cemetery dedication ceremony, it is highly unlikely that the committee would have actually invited President Lincoln to also attend and to say a few words! And, had they not invited him, he would never have written and delivered what has come to be one of the most Famous Speeches of all time!
In other words, by the mere fact of his asking for more time, Everett actually played a not insignificant part in the chain of events which led to Abraham Lincoln writing and delivering his history-changing 'freedom and equality' speech at the Gettysburg Address!
The Battle of Gettysburg did not start the Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address was a speech given on the field where the Battle of Gettysburg was fought, because they were creating a cemetery out of part of that field in which to inter the soldiers who fought and died there.
Abraham Lincoln was involved . He was the one that gave the speech ,it was a speech!!
There are no photos of Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address because, only the people involved and relatives of the fallen soldiers were allowed in the cemetery.
The Gettysburg address was writen to comemorate the horrific battle of Gettysburg.
There were no colonists involved in Gettysburg. The US had been a country for four score and seven (87) years.
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Gettysburg was a battle. Gettysburg address is a speech President Abraham Lincoln gave after the battle
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The Gettysburg Address was made in 1863.
Gettysburg Address was created in 1863.
The Gettysburg address was given to honor the men who had died.
The Gettysburg Address was given in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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The Gettysburg Address is called such because it was delivered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is called an 'address' because President Lincoln was 'addressing' (speaking to) the people gathered there for the dedication of the national cemetery.
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The Gettysburg Address is called an Oration.
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The Gettysburg Address was made at the Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Gettysburg Address dedicated the military cemetery following the Battle of Gettysburg.
The speech often called "The Gettysburg Address" is more properly called "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" and was given by President Abraham Lincoln.
The Gettysburg Address to dedicate the cemetery in Gettysburg.
the 29th word in the Gettysburg address is "created"
The official Gettysburg Address is located at the National Archives
there are five known copies of the Gettysburg Address