On from these honored dead we take increased

On the 19th of November in 1863,
President Abraham Lincoln, gave a memorable speech at the dedication of the
Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. President Lincoln
wanted his speech to share the same similarity with the Declaration of
Independence and still share a connection to sacrifices of the Civil War with
“a new birth of freedom” as his desired goal. He took this speech as a chance
to help the people of America understand the importance of the civil war.
President Lincoln’s speech only contained 272 words, but it became one of the
most memorable speeches ever addressed from a president.

I believed that President Lincoln
wanted his speech to not only reach the crowd of 15,000 people in Gettysburg,
but the American people as a whole! He wanted America to understand what these
brave soldiers did for our freedom. He didn’t want us to weep or grieve for
them, but to be brave like them and not let their deaths be in vain. “The world
will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget
what they did here.” President Lincoln never expected his speech to be
remembered to this day but wanted everyone to always remember what happened on
that land they were standing on,” We are met on a great battle field of that
war. We come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those
who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do.” 

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I believe President Lincoln’s reasoning for America to fight the civil
war was to reunify the nation, by bringing the states that seceded back into
the Union and end slavery. Even though he did not approve the idea of slavery,
the civil war was not only fought to end slavery. But I do believe it played a
big part in it.” that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to
that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation
shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by
the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

I believe President Abraham
Lincolns, Gettysburg Address, is so memorable to Americans today because he
really did make a broad statement, it was an eye opener to everyone!  which is what he was trying to carry out when
he wrote it. Lincoln’s address may have been a small speech but those words
helped everyone understand what these men did for America and that this was not
the end of their fight! His speech meant a lot to not only the families of the
slain soldiers but also a great deal of importance to African-Americans who
were still in slavery. I believed that his African-American audience, believed
that president Lincoln meant he was going to fight for their freedom when he
mentioned,” shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the
people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”. I want
to believe this gave them hope for their future.

Even though President Lincoln has passed on, his words are
still deep in the heart of all Americans and will never die away. In a sense,
slavery has ending but we are still at war with other countries but if we all
as Americans remember President Lincolns words then a lot of these wars and
disagreements can dissolve and bring to an end.