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Transcript of Gettysburg Address
Address Mythbusters!!!! Background Abraham Lincoln We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. The Speech
The North and the South had different attitudes toward slavery, free labor (paid) versus slave labor (unpaid)
Confederate troops bombarded a Union stronghold, Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina, April 12, 1861.
Ways of life were different for both sides: plantations versus factories.
On state's rights the North argued no state had a right to secede from the Union,
The South argued a state could leave the Union if it voted to do so.
To dedicate ground to the fallen
To inspire the people to continue the fight, as the war was still raging (March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865) 16th president
Lincoln was 54 years of age when he delivered the Gettysburg Address.
His speech was given in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Lincoln was 6'4
Had 4 children, only 1 lived past 18 years of age.
Commander and Chief of the Union Army Remember the Titans Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. 87 years ago- independence from Britain Lincoln emphasizes that the nation's founding principle's are under attack But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Pays respect to those who have fallen in the war It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. 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 which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Dedicate, consecrate, hallow
Actions speak louder than words
Irony, 150 years later Very inspirational
"Of the people, by the people, for the people" Breakdown of the Gettysburg Address Lincoln says: The object of the game is to choose the fact that is true.
One fact will represent the truth and three others are totally made up or just myths.
2 teams: Separate down the middle
Choose ONE representative from each team to answer each question
First representative to raise their hand and correctly identify the "truth" will score a point for their team
Winning team gets a prize HONEST ABE - A QUIZ GAME A purpose for Gettysburg address was to:
A. Make peace with the South
B. Dedicate land to soldiers
C. End the civil war
D. Free all slaves CORRECT ANSWER: C Civil war was not fought between:
A. North VS. South
B. Union VS. Confederacy
C. Blacks VS. Whites
D. Americans VS. Americans CORRECT ANSWER: B CORRECT ANSWER: A A. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address in Pennsylvania
B. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address in Connecticut
C. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address in Virginia
D. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address in North Carolina CORRECT ANSWER: B A. Lincoln had 3 children, 2 lived into adulthood
B. Lincoln had 4 children, 1 lived into adulthood
C. Lincoln had 3 children, all lived into adulthood
D. Lincoln had 4 children, 2 lived into adulthood A. Gettysburg address took 1 minute to present
B. Gettysburg address took 3 minutes to deliver
C. Gettysburg address was 12 sentences long
D. Gettysburg address was 10 sentences long CORRECT ANSWER: B CORRECT ANSWER: C A. Lincoln wore a trapper hat
B. Lincoln wore a piper hat
C. Lincoln wore a top hat
D. Lincoln did not wear a hat A. Lincoln was married only once
B. Lincoln was married twice
C. Lincoln was married once then widowed
D. Lincoln was never legally married CORRECT ANSWER: A CORRECT ANSWER: D CORRECT ANSWER: D A. Lincoln was of 1/16 African-American descent
B. Abraham Lincoln was not a U.S. Citizen
C. Lincoln was commander in chief of the confederate army
D. Lincoln was commander in chief of the union army A. Lincoln was a vampire
B. Abraham Lincoln was 6’4”
C. There is proof that Lincoln had a slave mistress
D. Abraham Lincoln was 6’3” Lincoln owned slaves. FALSE!
Lincoln was depressed. FALSE!
Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope. FALSE!
Lincoln had a male lover. FALSE!