4.02 Lincoln

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1. There were two main political parties in Lincoln's time: the Democrats and the Republicans. Lincoln was a Republican. Why do you think the Chicago Times might not be a Republican newspaper? * The Chicago times might not be a republican newspaper because they think that the presidents speech was “ silly, flat, and dish-watery”

2. Was the Patriot and Union correct in its prediction? Why or why not? Go back and review the Gettysburg Address. What did Lincoln have to say about his words? Was he correct in his own prediction? Why or why not? * No, this prediction is not true. The Patriot and Union believed that speech was dumb and will be forgotten over time but Lincoln believed that words mean nothing without doing something about it because in the people will forget what we say but, not what we do. No, he was also incorrect with his own prediction because it is now a Historical Speech.

3. Explain the tone of the Richmond Examiner and Providence Journal editorials. Remember that tone is the attitude conveyed by the writing. * Richmond examiner and Providence have two different tones. The Richmond Examiner said Lincoln acted the clown, which means he made a fool of himself. Whereas the Providence Journal thought that it was thrilling, brilliant and touching.

Section| What is the meaning of these lines?
(in your own words) | What do these lines inspire listeners to do? | But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.| We cannot thank the people who have fought for this country enough. Living or dead have gotten us where we are today. | Appreciate the people who have sacrificed so much to have gotten us here. | It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for...
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