Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address is considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. President Lincoln gave the address on November 19, 1863, at the to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In Lincoln's address, he the people to ensure that - "government of the people, by the people, for the people," as he put it, continued. He also called for the people to a new birth of freedom in America, one that more truly the words and of the Declaration of Independence, which "all men are created equal" This, of course, to the millions of slaves that had been freed earlier that year.