How does the Gettysburg Address apply to citizens today?
Lincoln went to the site of Gettysburg to help commemorate the new cemetery for the battle dead; what he did was redefine the entire war and give the slaughter some meaning
when the US Civil War began no one knew so many men could be killed so quickly, because until then the technology was simply not available to the generals; at Shiloh there were 6000 casualties in the first five minutes
the current President thinks that if we want to help our country we should go shopping; I would suggest reading the address, then think of our current President trying to say ANYTHING meaningful on any topic; then ponder who you want to lead this country as our next President
How are the ideas articulated in the gettysburg address still relevant for our country today?
Lincoln had to find a way to basically reclassify the Civil was as not a fight for the Union but more as a fight for a new type of freedom that allowed equal rights to all people.
The main focus of the address was so that the living would dedicate their lives to ensuring the country stay a government of the people, for the people.
Interestingly enough I personally find this to be depressing. Although we are not on actual combat today the country is surely split.
Recent elections and the campaigns that led to those elections show that.
People are judging others by who they voted for. You have stories such as the woman in Michigan who refused to give candy to kids whose parents supported Obama. You had a teacher who ridiculed a student in class for Pulling for McCain. Thee are just a few examples, if you dig enough you can find plenty.
So to answer your question I do believe that the ideas in Lincolns speech are more relevant today actually.
Just food for thought to hopefully get you started.
What is the Gettysburg Address rewritten in modern language?
I'll get you started, to give you an idea of what the teacher seems to want::
Lincoln's elegant language: 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.
In modern language becomes: Our nation began 87 years ago. Our founders believed that people should be free and should be treated equally.
Get the idea?
When Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address, had the soldiers already been buried or was ground being broken?
Already buried. Here is your source:
Always search Google Books for historical info.
How is the Gettysburg Address still important to us today?
♥Hear it goes
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg.
Abraham Lincoln's carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, and that would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant.
Beginning with the now-iconic phrase "Four score and seven years ago...", Lincoln referred to the events of the Civil War and described the ceremony at Gettysburg as an opportunity not only to consecrate the grounds of a cemetery, but also to dedicate the living to the struggle to ensure that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth".
The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg (seated), taken about noon, just after Lincoln arrived and some three hours before he spoke. To Lincoln's right is his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon.
Despite the speech's prominent place in the history and popular culture of the United States, the exact wording of the speech is disputed. The five known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address differ in a number of details and also differ from contemporary newspaper reprints of the speech.
Why is the Gettysburg Address still so important to our life today?
The themes and values of the Gettysberg Address, namely freedom and democracy, transcend time. It is always worth remembering the ideals upon which your nation is founded. The emphasis Lincoln places on democracy in his final triplet, "government of the people, by the people, for the people" continues to speak to citizens, serving as a constant reminder that we all have a part to play in ensuring our nation remains democratic, and we have been given a voice which we should use for the betterment of the county. The government should always act in the interests of its people - and when it does not, it is time for a change.
Unfortunately, I don't think anyone in Washington every thinks about the history of this country anymore unless one of their speechwriters adds a line to a speech somewhere. When you read the Gettysburg Address today, can you really picture any of the candidates giving a speech like that?
How does the Gettysburg Address still effect us today?
Dude thats the 08-09 DAR essay question. Anyways what abe was trying to say was that we will all forget the words he spoke but he said to never ever forget what our ancestors did which was settle in this country to escape the monarchy in Britain which was kinda considered slavery. When America was finally claimed and was finally free, we started to have slaves and bring the anarchy to America. So our ancestors were mimicing what happen to them when they were in Britain in America. So tell me this is there still racism, and inequality in the United States? sorry if i didnt answer your question but tell me what you think
I was delivered by Lincoln after the battle of 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.
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 that 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 deaad, 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 deaad we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these deaad 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.