Abraham Lincoln's The Gettysburg Address

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In the speech “The Gettysburg address” (1863) by Abraham Lincoln, he argues that the U.S. needs to be united, but with the condition that all men should be free since “ all men are created equal” (101). To reinforce his point he refers back to the Declaration of Independence to remind people of the rights that were promised to them. Lincoln’s intention is to inspire hope to people and realize that united they will become a stronger nation. Lincoln constantly is referring to the soldiers that survived and all american citizens in an hopeful and sympathetic tone to encourage the slaves to be strong.
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