Lincoln at Gettysburg

On the 19th of November, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd of people at Gettysburg.  The purpose of the gathering was to dedicate a new national cemetery for all the soldiers who had fallen in the Gettysburg battle (during July of that year).

Lincoln's talk - known as "The Gettysburg Address" - consists of 272 words.  Although It took the President only three minutes to deliver them, they remain among the most meaningful words ever uttered by an American leader.


Media Credits

Clip from "Abraham and Mary Lincoln," aired as part of the PBS series, "American Experience."  Copyright, "American Experience," all rights reserved.  Provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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