This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union. Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.
Ford’s theatre The president's box at Ford's theatre, photographed at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth – five days after General Robert Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox. The theatre remained closed for over 100 years until it reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre. Archive photograph by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
- Google+==Flora Stewart was 117 years old when this photo was taken in New Hampshire in 1867. That means she was born in 1750. She saw this country founded and lived to see the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the end of slavery. She saw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as Presidents.