The Gettysburg address was a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln and is now one of the best-known in American history. President Abraham Lincoln gave his final remarks for the fallen soldiers on November 19, 1863, which was four months after the defeat of the Confederate army. The ceremony was held at the battlefield of Gettysburg which was partially turned into a cemetery for the fallen soldiers. In this speech Lincoln referenced the founding fathers and what they intended for this country and its people. He expressed that “all men are created equal” which was addressed in the declaration of independence and he reminded the people of the purpose to which the soldiers fought for” freedom, equality and nation unity.
This paper will analyze and discuss the “I have a dream speech” by Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. which was presented in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. The speech is about the failed promises of equality for all, focusing mainly on blacks. The speech culminated a civil rights march on Washington in an attempt to secure rights for African-Americans. The march, King's speech, and other boycotts and protests eventually led to the Civil Rights Act…
Abraham Lincoln: Government of the people, by the people, for the people’ 1863
Also known as the ‘Gettysburg Address’, this concise speech is simple in its language yet carries a complex message of freedom for all men including the abolition of Negroes in slavery during the period of the Civil War in America. Given at Gettysburg after a great battle and victory for the North, Lincoln praises the efforts of the dead and also calls upon the living to continue fighting for the cause of…