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At the beginning of the Civil War president Abraham Lincoln was primarily concerned with preserving the Union and reuniting the United States However after his reading of the Gettysburg address the more prominent concern came to be the freeing of slaves from the South His Gettysburg address speech was only about three minutes long it was more affective and more undying than the speech made by Everetts long-forgotten two-hour oration Lincolns speech is very chronological he begins with stating that 87 years ago our forefathers were concerned with preserving our nation Not to mention reinforcing the idea that all men are created equal Next he talks about the present Civil War going on in our United States He begins with saying that it is our duty to dedicate ourselves to the unfinished work of preserving our nation Then saying they have all gathered here Gettysburg to honor our loved ones and heroes for dying so that our nation can live on It is only the right thing to do to be here The last major point he makes is what we should hope to accomplish from this war Lincoln makes it very clear that we should honor the dead preserve the nation So that our whole country knows that none of these soldiers died in vain He then goes on to say how people will quickly forget his speech but he will never forget the men who died saving our country He says there is still a great task of reuniting to go through and the whole country needs to come together to make that happen and make sure that their efforts do not go unnoticed The nation is dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and is a government of by and for the people to preserve it is great and worthy cause The world will little note nor long remember what we say here This is very ironic because this
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