Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address is a speech delivered by US President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, dedicated to the casualties of the battle at Gettysburg. It was one of the most famous speeches in American history.

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What does Gettysburg look like?

Its beautiful

I should know,I live there on weekends

yeah ive lived in Gettysburg most my life. it is pretty

More importantly, the Gettysburg of today has been carefully preserved as a historical monument - the U.S. Park Service is continually making restoration efforts with the aid of a thriving historical community. As much as reasonably possible, the current-day Gettysburg and surrounding national park look like it was in 1864. That is, you can stand on the vast majority of the battlefield, and see an almost exact view as someone standing there in 1864 would have. They've re-done all the vegetation to match how it was. They've put back all the old fences and many of the old structures. They've prevented any modern buildings or changes to the scene.

Naturally, it's not 100% accurate, as people still live and work in the area. But, I'd say that the current Gettysburg National Military Park is at least 90% identical to the way it was when the battle was fought. It's a fantastic achievement, and one that greatly aids in the understanding of what went on, and why things happened. It's also almost unique in the world as far as the level of preservation goes.

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What was Abraham Lincoln's street and Address?

The visitor's center for Lincoln's home in Springfield , Illinois is at 426 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1901. The home is actually at the corner of E. Jackson and S. 8th St.

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Who according to Lincoln has hallowed made holy the battlefield ground?

Lincoln said that the dead soldiers had consecrated the ground and his mere words could do nothing to hallow it any more.

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What was the purpose of the Gettysburg Address?

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Where can you get a signed copy of the Gettysburg Address authenticated and appraised?

If you truly believe you have an authentic signed copy of the Gettysburg Address you should probably contact the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.

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Why wasn't there a picture of Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address?

People came to hear the other speaker. It was not considered an important speech at the time.

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What is the mood and tone of the Gettysburg address?

A The mood of the Gettysburg address...

-sad

-encouraging

-in memory of...

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What is the famous closing to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?

"...from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

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How many words are there in a Gettysburg Address?

265

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What is the meaning of the quote A man is known by the company he keeps?

I heard this one as "A man is known by the company he keeps and how well he keeps it." Basically, people know what kind of person you are by the friends that you have and how good of friends you are with those people. Assuming that people who are alike will hang out together.

In my humble opinion this means that a man becomes what his or her friends are, if we keep good company we become good if we have bad friends then we will surely adopt their bad habits. If you want to know about a man just find out who are his friends. An example of this is that if you go and stay in a perfume shop your clothes with aquire good smell but instead if you go to and iron smith's shop your clothes will smell like iron, even better a man who works in fish market smells like fish. So stay with good and pious people you will automatically become pious.

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What was the importance of the Gettysburg Address at the time it was given?

The historical importance of the Gettysburg Address is that the Civil War as not only a struggle for the Union, but also as a new birth of freedom that would bring equality to all of Americas' people, and that would created a unified nation where states' rights were no longer dominant. The Gettysburg Address also boosted the morale of the United States citizens in the Union during the tough times of the Civil War.

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What did the Founding Fathers mean by a constitutional government?

Precisely that, a government whose form, structure and powers were defined by a written constitution so that it could not usurp more power than had been granted it by the people. Michael Montagne

In order to have a clear and just conception of the nature and object of government, it is indispensable to understand correctly what that constitution or law of our nature is, in which government originates; or, to express it more fully and accurately, that law, without which government would not and with which it must necessarily exist. Without this, it is as impossible to lay any solid foundation for the science of government, as it would be to lay one for that of astronomy, without a like understanding of that constitution or law of the material world, according to which the several bodies composing the solar system mutually act on each other, and by which they are kept in their respective spheres. tyler

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Who won the Battle of Gettysburg?

The Union won this battle.

This topic is greatly debated among historians even until today as to who the Victor of Gettysburg was. Now the common answer is that the Union army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade had won the battle simply because Gen. Robert E. Lee decided to retreat, but when the battle is analyzed, it clearly states that General Lee was the victor. On July 1st he had successfully destroyed 2 corps the union I and VI, and although he didn't hold the high ground, he still none the less pushed back the union army. On July 2nd the damage he caused to the Union line was devastating. His relentless attack on the union left had put Meade in a tight situation, that caused him to have to remove troops from other positions to aide the gaping holes punched in the union line, and once again; even though Lee did not hold the high ground, he had once again virtually destroyed nearly 2 more corps. Now on July 3rd General Lee cannot be declared the victor. His fruitless attack on the Union Center had cost the south some of it's best soldiers and commanders. This attack left Lee devastated and he was forced to retreat, only because his manpower was dwindling and because other necessary supplies for his army had too dwindled. So General Meade of the Union Army was declared the winner of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Another way of viewing the victory and defeat question is by examining which side completed its objectives. The southern Army was tasked with breaking through the Union lines and surrounding or capturing Washington. This would have almost certainly led to recognition of the Confederacy by England and France and would have forced an end to the war. They did not accomplish this goal. The Union was tasked with stopping the southern Army and breaking its ability to conduct the war. They were able to stop the southern advance, but the defensive posture taken by the Union Army left it unable to stop the retreat of the Confederate forces. Although the Confederacy was unbroken, it was damaged sufficiently to never again be able to mount a major attack. Thus the Union goals were partially met. The Union forces which were badly hurt in the battle were replenished with new recruits and equipment over the following months, while the South lost far more people than it could replace. So again, in this analysis, the Union won a partial victory, while the Confederacy failed in its objectives.


the south but they also lost because stonewall was killed at that battle.
The Union won the two first days at the Battle of Little Round Top and the Cemetery Ridge Battle, but it is still unclear who was the clear victor. The South left the North's territory, but the North said they didn't win because of the amount of casualties
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Why was the Gettysburg Address such a short speech?

It was exactly as long as it needed to be. Another paragraph, and it would have been too long.

Hence, one cannot say it was "so short".

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Where did Lincoln give his inaugural address?

the U.S. capital

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Why does Abraham Lincoln use formal diction in the Gettysburg address?

To suggest Biblical gravitas

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Who was the last survivor from the Battle of Gettysburg?

The last veteran who participated in the battle was James Marion Lurvey

(Dec. 2 1847 - April 7, 1950).

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How would the Gettysburg address be worded in modern language?

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

This means that 87 years ago (from the time of the Gettysburg Address) our ancestors built up a new nation where there would be liberty and the belief that everyone is equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.

This means we were then going through a great war which would determine if this nation (or any nation with liberty and equality) can last a while.

We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.

The Gettysburg Address was delivered during a dedication ceremony for the soldiers, and it took place at Cemetery Hill (a site of the battle of Gettysburg). People were gathered together on the battlefield to dedicate a portion of it as a cemetery for the soldiers who gave their lives defending our nation.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

This means that it was sensible to dedicate Cemetery Hill to the soldiers, and yet it really wasn't in their power to do that - to set apart that section as sacred. The brave soldiers who fought in the battle had already done that more than the gathered people ever could, simply by fighting for freedom there.

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

This is saying that no one will remember what was being said there (which is ironic because this is an incredibly famous speech), but rather what will be remembered is what the soldiers did there. So instead of dedicating Cemetery Hill to the dead soldiers, the people should be dedicated to what all the brave men have done, to their unfinished work that was brought so far.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

This means that these dead soldiers gave their lives fighting for freedom, and that the nation's people are now devoted even more to freedom because of that. Those soldiers will not have died in vain because "we the people" are going to be devoted to what they fought for. "We the people" will make sure that liberty and equality remain. And "We the people" will make sure that a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is going to be here to stay. I would also suggest checking out Simple English Wikipedia, they have a pretty good translation there. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address

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What is the name of the famous speech Abraham Lincoln gave in Pennsylvania in the US Civil War?

The famous speech by Abraham Lincoln was The Gettysburg Address, which he gave November 19th, 1863, given after the Battle Of Gettysburg. It was a short speech at the dedication of a battlefield monument on November 19, 1863. Lincoln's remarks were part of the ceremony to honor the soldiers lost in the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863).

Bliss Copy Ever since Lincoln wrote it in 1864, this version has been the most often reproduced, notably on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. It is named after Colonel Alexander Bliss, stepson of historian George Bancroft. Bancroft asked President Lincoln for a copy to use as a fundraiser for soldiers (see "Bancroft Copy" below). However, because Lincoln wrote on both sides of the paper, the speech could not be reprinted, so Lincoln made another copy at Bliss's request. It is the last known copy written by Lincoln and the only one signed and dated by him. Today it is on display at the Lincoln Room of the White House.

Four score and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln

November 19, 1863

His other speeches included:

Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act"/Speech at Peoria -

October 16, 1854

A House Divided Speech

June 16, 1858

Lincoln-Douglas Debates ( 7 total)

August - October, 1858

Cooper Union Address

February 27, 1860

First Inaugural Address

March 4, 1861

Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

Second Inaugural Address

March 4, 1865

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The Gettysburg Address

Yes it was in Pennsylvania.

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln in November of 1863.

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

The most famous speech given by former President Abraham Lincoln is the Gettysburg Address. The total of text in the speech is less than 300 words, but these words left a huge impact on the world.

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In which speech did Lincoln dedicate a battlefield in honor of the Union troops?

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How long did it take to deliver the Gettysburg Address?

It was two minutes, at first he thought his speech was a failure, but It was actually good.

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What is the Gettysburg Address?

The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted famous speeches in United States history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lincoln's carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, has ultimately become regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In fewer than 300 words delivered over two to three 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 "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens. Beginning with the now iconic phrase "four score and seven years ago," Lincoln referred to the events of the American Revolution and described the ceremony at Gettysburg as an opportunity not only to dedicate the grounds of a cemetery, but also to consecrate the living in the struggle to ensure that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Despite the speech's prominent place in the history and popular culture of the United States, the exact wording of the speech is disputed. The five known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address differ in a number of details and also differ from contemporary newspaper reprints of the speech. It was a speech by Abraham Lincoln during the dedication ceremony of a national cemetery on the field of one of the major battles in the Civil war. Mr Lincoln was not the main speaker, but was asked to attend and say a few words.

The most commonly accepted version goes like this: "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this, but in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us: That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation...shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth." A pretty good show for children to learn about the Gettysburg Address is the Charlie Brown (Peanuts) special "This Is America, Charlie Brown" The Smithsonian and the Presidency (1989).

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Who wrote 'It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all'?

It's a misquote from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850. Hold it true, whate'er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;

'Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all.

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Where was Abraham Lincoln's boyhood homes?

Sometimes it can seem like your pet's accessories are taking over your entire home. Any dog owner would understand how quickly these pets infiltrate every area of your home; food bowls on the floor, leashes on the shelf, and dog beds in the family room are all a regular component of a dog owner's abode. However, the fact that your furry friend is in need of several accessories does not mean that the interior style of your home has to suffer. You simply have to search for items that both suit your dog's needs yet still exude fashion. For instance, you can find creatively designed dog beds that will seem like a complement to your home rather than an eyesore.

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What is the importance of Gettysburg?

First Answer:

It shattered Lee's attempt at invasion to the North and placed the Confederacy into a permanent defensive posture.

Another answer:

It was the town where thousands died within just three days, and is the famous place where the biggest battle in the Civil War took place. It could have been the end of the war if Meade had been less timid (or more aggressive), had pursued, cut off and destroyed Lee's Army of Northern Virginia which was in full retreat, That failure brought about the elevation of Grant, Sherman's March to the Sea and much of the post war bitterness.

Another Answer:

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has historic significance for being the site of both the famous Battle of Gettysburg and the equally famous speech by Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address was given on the site of the battle at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery.

Gettysburg is today home to the Gettysburg National Military Park.

See the links below for further information.

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