Gettysburg Address

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, The Civil War And Reconstruction (1850-1880), Civil War
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Gettysburg Address By Abraham Lincoln

The Battle of Gettysburg

•Took place in July of 1863.

Lincoln’s address (speech)

•November 19, 1863 •Dedication of a military cemetery

Robert E. Lee Confederate vs. Meade, Union General • One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1-3, 1863. General Robert E. Lee came face to face with a Union army led by General George Meade.

• Confederate – South (pro slavery)

• Union—North (against slavery.)

Significance of the Battle

•51,000 soldiers dead, wounded, or missing during the three day battle. •Gettysburg kept the


–Refrain is a repeated word, phrase, line to build rhythm and emphasize your theme or message. –Ex. “I have a dream…”

Four score and seven years ago

•1863 – four score and seven


–Who are the founding fathers and what did they do?

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence 1776

• We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of

July 4, 1776

Declaration of Independence

•“ All Men are Created Equal”

I Have a Dream • • • •

August 28, 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights Movement-equality Purpose?

• Five score years ago…

Allusion- indirect reference

• Bible • Book of Isaiah • Hebrew prophet • Awaiting the Messiah’s

Essay • Compare and contrast the themes of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the excerpt form Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have a Dream.” • Support your topic sentence with details from the two speeches.

Transition words for comparison • Both, also, in addition, likewise, similarly, moreover, as well as

Transition words for contrast • • • • • • •

But Yet In contrast to On the other hand unlike however Different than

creed • Statement of belief • Antonym • Vs • Synonym

oasis • Place or thing offering relief.


• Lifted up


• conflicts

prodigious • huge

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