The Gettysburg Address

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During the late 1900’s, the American civil war was going on. The United States had divided between the confederacy and the union, which was mainly the north and the south, each side with its own beliefs on the issue of slavery. The president at the time, Abraham Lincoln, was invited to deliver his remarks at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the soldiers, who four and a half months earlier defeated the confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest and utmost decisive battles in the civil war. The speech was given the name Gettysburg Address . The Gettysburg Address was delivered on November of 1863. It was written and said by the President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The American civil war was a war to determine if the confederacy gained its independence from the union, fought from 1861 through 1865. The main point of this war was whether or not to keep slavery in America or to allow it to expand to the new territories acquired. The confederacy, which is mainly states in the south, had already warned to leave if a republican president won the elections. The election of 1860 was an easy win for the republicans. In the election of 1860 the democrats were split into two, the northern democrats and southern democrats, each with one president running for the election, causing their votes to split up among themselves and through majority the republicans won. The speech
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