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Sparky's Quill: Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

(11/26/13 11:42am)

Incase you missed it last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  The actual battle of Gettysburg took place in July of 1863 and was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.  In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln visited the small town in Pennsylvania for the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.  He would make a short speech that was secondary to other arrangements on that day, but it was Lincoln’s words that were never forgotten. Can you name 10 great speeches in history?  Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is certainly on there (well if you are American it certainly is), but why do we all revere this as one of the greatest pieces of rhetoric in history?