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 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 sentence was a prediction in the form of a proposition, the Civil War tested the proposition, resulting with the Union winning the war, proving Lincoln’s proposition. Also, the Patriot and Union's prediction were 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 really not impressed at all with Lincoln's speech and thought it was mediocre. The tone of the Providence Journal however, was that the speech was one of the most magnificent things ever to be spoken and it had a depth and deep understanding about it.
| 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.
| They do not have the right or power to give the ground to anyone, because the men who have fought and died there have already made it their own.
| They inspire a listener to respect where they are and remember what happened there.
| It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us...
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