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Speech Analysis of The Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln
The final speech analysis forms one of the most critical aspects of my class work, which
aims at putting together all that I have learned so far. This analysis will base on the Gettysburg
Address, which was given by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, in the Soldiers’ National
Cemetery located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over the years, the Gettysburg Address has been
known as one of the greatest and influential statements offered by an American leader on a
national purpose. In a speech which lasted slightly over two minutes, President Lincoln would
make a landmark address which would retaliate the principles that the founding fathers of the
nation had stated, reassuring Americans and the world in general that their freedom was critical
and that the Civil war would serve to preserve equality of all American citizens. All this was
happening seven years after the Declaration of Independence in America and the glamor of
America being free at last was still fresh in the minds of many Americans. During this period and
which was also the reason why President Lincoln had attended the concentration of land that the
slain soldiers of the war were buried, the American Civil War had claimed the lives of many
American soldiers while defending their country and principles of equality, freedom, and
democracy. Following the battle of Gettysburg which had taken place on July 1-4 1863, many
soldiers had been killed and buried in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg before it was seen
necessary to consecrate the cemetery as a sacred place.
The speech was based on the freedom and liberty of the United States, a country that had
been brought ...
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