This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union.   Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.

This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union. Questions used in this TED.Ed are borrowed from Edsitement lesson plan.

This vintage American Civil War painting features President Abraham Lincoln, holding the American flag, as he speaks before a crowd.

This vintage American Civil War painting features President Abraham Lincoln, holding the American flag, as he speaks before a crowd.

1865  ---   The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

1865 --- The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

*THE NATIONAL NEWS,1865~ LINCOLN SHOT: The assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April14,1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close...

*THE NATIONAL NEWS,1865~ LINCOLN SHOT: The assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April14,1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close...

abraham lincoln gettysburg address images | Bill of Rights Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ...Nov. 19, 1863.

Gettysburg Address

abraham lincoln gettysburg address images | Bill of Rights Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ...Nov. 19, 1863.

President Abraham Lincoln tried to rescue six horses on February 10th 1863 when the White House stables caught fire.

President Abraham Lincoln tried to rescue six horses on February 10th 1863 when the White House stables caught fire.

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