The Gettysburg address was a speech given by president Abraham Lincoln and the main purpose of the speech was to dedicate a cemetery for the brave men who died at the battle of Gettysburg. President Lincoln was also encouraging the men and women to be dedicated citizens of America.
When I was listening to the speech it was hard for me to understand some words President Lincoln used. The language President Lincoln used was meant for his time not the current time. For example when President Lincoln said “we can not consecrate” the word consecrate I didn’t understand so I had to look it up and then it made sense.
The purpose of the speech was to get a graveyard just for those men that died at the battle of Gettysburg. The men that died knew...
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