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.

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Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address from the movie 'Saving Lincoln'. Today is the 150th anniversary of this historic speech.

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The Gettysburg Address may well be the greatest speech ever delivered, As there is no audio or video of Lincoln himself speaking at Gettysburg that day, this reading by Jeff Daniels with accompanying photos representing the conflict is a pretty good alternative that is well worth a listen.

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