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On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2024

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On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address as part of a dedication ceremony for the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 🇺🇸🪦🇺🇸🪦🇺🇸

Despite his remark that “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here” his brief speech went down in history as one of his most famous. The address honored the Union dead while rededicating the country (and sacrifices of war) to the principles of freedom and that “all men are created equal.”

Did you know? Lincoln’s speech was not the keynote address. Orator Edward Everett delivered a 2-hour keynote before Lincoln’s address and remarked afterwards, “I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.”

 

Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

 

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November 19, 2024
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