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The Gettysburg Address Explained | What Made Lincoln’s Civil War Speech So Memorable?

What made Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the Civil War so memorable? In this episode of BRI’s Primary Source Close Reads, Kirk explores the Gettysburg Address and what the battle and speech meant to the United States. What vision of the Civil War did Lincoln create through this speech? What parts of Lincoln’s language worked to emphasize the importance of this moment for the country?

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