You are watching: What happened on november 19, 1863

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Civil War (1860-1865)
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Shown here in Lincoln"s own hand, the Gettysburg Address was only two minutes long
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President Lincoln Delivered the Gettysburg AddressNovember 19, 1863A very famous speech starts "Four Score and seven years back . . ." Do you know what speech it is? On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known as the Gettysburg Address.

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In it, Lincoln paid tribute to the Union soldiers who sacrificed their lives for union and equality. Lincoln had no idea at the time how famous his short speech would become.
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