Importance Of The Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address: Why, how and what happened? On November 19, 1863, during the Civil War of the United States, a speech was held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that would later go down as one of the greatest in American history. The speech was held during the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery, a cemetery founded to honour the deceased soldiers of the battle of Gettysburg. The 272 word long address that the then current president Lincoln held at this event have been remembered ever since and have had a huge impact on the people and the history of the United States. My intention with this essay is to give a wider understanding on why the speech happened and just what impact it has had on the country. So what was the events leading up to the Speech held that morning in November 1963? In the year 1860, the republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office as the president of the United States. The northerner had been a loud voice against the slavery that took place (mostly) in the south and with him winning the election, there was a lot of opposition from slavery-advocates. Lincoln was against slavery and with the possibility of his end-goal being the abolishment of slavery seven states where already done leaving the union before Lincoln had taken his place in the Oval Office. The Confederate states of America had been formed and it was composed of the pro-slavery states in the south. However, even though people in the north believed that the
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