4.02 the Power of Words

Topics: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address Pages: 2 (497 words) Published: March 18, 2013
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 one because Wilbur F. Storey bought out the newspaper and supported the southern democrats. 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?In Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the first sentance is prediction in the form of a propostition. Testing the proposition is the Civil War and the result of this was that the Union won the war, proving the proposition Lincoln had made. Also the Patriot and Union's prediction was wrong, they thought his speech was silly and easily forgettable. 3. Explain the tone of the Richmond Examiner and Providence Journal editorials. Remember that tone is the attitude conveyed by the writing.The tone of the Richmond Examiner was that they were not impressed at all with Lincoln's speech and thought it was mediocre. The tone of the Providence Journal, was that the speech was on e of the most magnificent things ever to be spoken and it had depth and deep understanding about it.| |

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.| This line from the speech means that we are not worthy to dedicate anything to the field, the soldiers have already dedicated more than we could ever by dedicating their lives.| It will inspire listeners to become more dedicated to something and to not just walk away and be done with it.| It is rather for us to be here dedicated to...
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