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Flores 1 Abigail Flores U.S History July 2nd 2019 U.S History Research Paper Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He is described as a president, who was a leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War. Lincoln was a “revolutionary” who had believed in fundamental change. Viewing Lincoln’s speeches starting from the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 we see Lincoln’s point of view. The Battle of Gettysburg had taken place in Pennsylvania for the first three days of July in 1863, in which the battle was fought on the North American continent. On the same day, the Union had also obtained victory in the West at the Battle of Vicksburg. Many men were killed, both Union and Confederate. This was when Lincoln had many concerns that the nation was growing weary of the cost of constant war. Lincoln was given an opportunity to give a speech at Gettysburg, in which would then be remembered as the most important speeches in American history. In a speech of 10 sentences and 272 words, Lincoln had spoken words that would catch the audience’s attention. He states “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” Lincoln is reminding everyone about the founding principles of this country, by expressing towards liberty and equality. Lincoln’s purpose with the Gettysburg Address was to bring the country together in a moment in which it was divided by their different views of war. Lincoln cited human equality

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