Abraham Lincoln. A Biography by Linda Przygodski

By Linda Przygodski

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It took just a couple of mins to convey, and it contained simply 268 phrases. in comparison with the time wasted and phrases carelessly bleated out by way of sleek politicians and pundits, the Gettysburg deal with is one heck of a cut price. No speech greater sums up Abraham Lincoln than the Gettysburg tackle, and no telling of his tale can commence with out recounting it. Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the U.S., brought those phrases on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. a couple of months early, a bloody, pivotal conflict of the Civil warfare were fought there, and Lincoln was once to be had to devote the land to the fallen infantrymen. The gaunt, 6-foot-4 guy stepped in entrance of the gang and introduced those words:"Four ranking and 7 years in the past our fathers introduced forth in this continent, a brand new state, conceived in Liberty, and devoted to the proposition that each one males are created equal.Now we're engaged in a very good civil battle, trying out even if that kingdom, or any kingdom so...

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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.

To Springfield in 1865. Becuase of this, it was well preserved, and in 1901, the 23 witnesses said Lincoln looked exactly as he did the day he died. Conclusion Lincoln often wondered if he would be remember, if he would make his mark on the world and if he would have an impact. Certainly an absurd notion in modern times, but a real fear for an ambitious man who was also filled with self doubt. Lincoln had more of an impact on the course of the United States and the lives of Americans with the possible exceptions of George Washington and the Founding Fathers who gave birth to the United States.

Certainly an absurd notion in modern times, but a real fear for an ambitious man who was also filled with self doubt. Lincoln had more of an impact on the course of the United States and the lives of Americans with the possible exceptions of George Washington and the Founding Fathers who gave birth to the United States. No other president face the challenges Lincoln faced. Within the first month his first term as president in 1861, the country was ripped in two. Everything the Founding Fathers fought for was torn away, and the United States as we know it could have ceased to exist.

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