Karen Knapstein
November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address


Abraham Lincoln delivered The Gettysburg Address on November 19th, 1863, four and a half months after the massive battle that took place there. His speech is remembered as one of the greatest in American history, even though it clocked in at just over two minutes long.

Watch the video below to learn more, then click here for a printable copy of The Gettysburg Address. If you’ve got it memorized, find out how to be a part of Ken Burns’ project, Learn The Address to upload your rendition.

3 comments on “The Gettysburg Address

  1. Dakota Davis

    It is good to learn things that happened a long time ago. It saved the slaves and made our world what it is now

  2. Djimon-smith

    Abraham wanted to change the nation because everyone was shocked about the speech because of how Abraham Lincoln wanted slavery to end anybody who slaved was to have freedom. This speech told me a very important lesson.


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