Lincoln's Speech On Freedom And Equality During The Civil War

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During and a bit before the Civil War, many white Southern folk took for granted their freedom that many other people didn’t even have. When slavery hit America, it split it up, by making it two sides. The two sides were people that were for freedom and equality for everyone no matter what or who they were and the other side were the people who wanted only freedom and equality for them and them only. That is how the Civil War first started. A role model for many, Abraham Lincoln, gave a speech during the Civil War about freedom and equality for the nation because he said that is what made the “nation”. Another person who is now known as a role model for her speech is Sojourner Truth. She did her speech for equality on women’s rights. The Civil War changed many American’s perspective on freedom and equality because before the Civil War happened, it wasn’t available for everyone and anyone. In “The Gettysburg Address”, Abraham Lincoln explains how the nation wasn’t created for nothing. That it was created for the “proposition that all men are created equal” (Lincoln paragraph 1). Without all men being created equal than the nation wouldn’t be any better than the Southern states. The founding fathers of the United States deliberately made the state into a nation to make it free and equal for all. “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure” (Lincoln paragraph 2). He is stating that if
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