The gettysburg address abraham Lincoln



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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS – Abraham Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Practice Test

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS -- Abraham Lincoln

_______ ___________ and ___________ years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in ________________, and dedicated to the proposition that _______ _____ ______ ______________ ___________.

Now we are engaged in a _________ ________ _______, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can ______ __________. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here ______ _______ _________ that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.



But, in a larger sense, we can not _____________ – we can not _____________ – we can not hallow – this __________. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember ________ _____ _______ _________, but it can never forget ________ ________ ______ ______. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the ___________ _______ remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead ________ ______ ________ ________ _____ ________ – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government ____ _____ __________, _____ ______ __________, _____ ______ __________, shall not perish from the earth.


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