Essay on The Second Declaration of Independence

Submitted By Matthew663
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The Gettysburg Address is considered the second Declaration of Independence because it covers most of the key points and topics the Declaration of Independence does . Abraham Lincoln gave the speech on November 19, 1863. It was intended to be directed towards the opening of a new memorial in Gettysburg for the American soldiers who fought in the civil war. The Gettysburg Address was to be directed upon the soldiers who died fighting for our unity and equality as a state. “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” They didn’t die in vain but for a greater cause. The blood loss is a symbol for what we have today, a united nation. Using those heroes deaths as proof for how hard and far we would fight to keep our word,” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. “ Just like the Declaration of Independence promised. Another reason why the Gettysburg Address is said to be a second Declaration of Independence is because it was to be rededicated to future generations. It’s not to be forgotten, but to preserve the words and actions we took for our people and the people coming. Spreading hope to the nation for a new birth. The great task to improve our way of living. To change people’s minds. To give the people what they were guaranteed. To come together and love one another, the way it should have been when we first started. That war wasn’t just for nothing but to restate how far we have come along to just let it slip away. The Declaration of Independence is similar to the Gettysburg Address because it declares our right to function as a government. “and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from the earth.” This nation gave us an opportunity most