History of the Gettysburg Address

Bill Petro
3 min readNov 19, 2022

Abraham Lincoln, on this day in 1863, began his address in Gettysburg:

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.

With only nine more sentences, he dedicated a new national cemetery, summed up the battle that had taken place there some four months…

Bill Petro

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