Tag: Independence

Writing Your Own Gettysburg Address

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln uttered ten sentences at the site of the Gettysburg battlefield. Lincoln, who was feeling weak and ill at the time, agreed to give “a few appropriate remarks” before the main address. His brief speech reshaped the rhetoric of our country, solidified the Union’s stance and serves, to this day, as a reminder to the nation about its foundational ideas.