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Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
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Gettysburg Address

594 ratings, 113 reviews

At Gettysburg, the famous Civil War battleground, Abraham Lincoln said: "The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." This is something of an ironic statement, given that everyone remembers the famous line "Four score and seven years ago," but many don't remember what the Gettysburg Address is actually about. It's three paragraphs long, so do your civic duty and read it again.

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Illuminate Blackcoffee

May 11, 2555

Good

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Vijay Reddy

August 12, 2015

Good

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Alia Sopngon

May 11, 2014

Ok

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Eclipse Chaser

April 03, 2014

Wow. I mean, wow. So eloquent. Such precision. Less could be said in a thousand more words. I really thought it would be longer tho. Lincoln was such a great leader....one of the best presidents we ever had. I was suprised to find out he barely won the eection of 1850 at al! =\

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Rod Rodriguez

April 01, 2014

The gettysberg address was pretty fucking stupid

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Paige J

March 02, 2014

Great read for abraham lincoln fans

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Regina Long

February 23, 2014

Gives the reader a picture that can be visualize, during the civil war

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duaa alahlemi

January 19, 2014

nice i love it

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Billy John

January 16, 2014

Monumental and powerful... Holds true even today...

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Alexander Shaffer

January 13, 2014

The last lines of the address were totally badass

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Morelle Holcomb

January 09, 2014

This book is a good book and you can more things from it about history

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bob the builder

January 08, 2014

This is a good book if you need the Gettysburg Address

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Taylor Mendelsohn

January 07, 2014

This was a pretty good read, but being born so recently I can't help but not feel the weight of his speech. I thought it would be a lot longer and more inspiring, and have some timeless wisdom, but it really just seems nationalistic/hopeful/democratic blah blah. I really didn't get much from it. Government for the people by the people when had the USA ever had that? Nice sentiment though Abe. Good job being prez.

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Anthony Hynes

December 28, 2013

It was short but good.πŸ‘»πŸ’©

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Frank DeNardis

November 20, 2013

Lincoln's words reminds us of the sacrifice made to preserve the union at that time. Those words could have been repeated many times through our history. Including the present. Lest we forget.

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Eric Blackham

October 29, 2013

The gettysburg address is some thing you should live in your every day life πŸ‘πŸŽ©

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Becca Harris

October 21, 2013

In many ways President Lincoln wrote and spoke words that are true even today. One should read this short speech and take away a belief in the US. I know I did.

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Elizabeth Ruth

October 04, 2013

Its preety good only his speach in 2 pages

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Peyton Sant

October 02, 2013

This book sucks.

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U Suck

October 01, 2013

Good more like the Gayttysburg Gaydress πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬

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Sayem Yousuf

September 30, 2013

Good

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Alaina Williford

September 24, 2013

Lincoln!!!!

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Skye Davis

September 13, 2013

He is one of the best people here today. Sooooooo amazing

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David Robson

September 11, 2013

Remarkable man. A tower of intellect given his hmble beginnings

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Brett Imby

September 08, 2013

Good book!

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Kathy Black

September 02, 2013

Magnificent words chosen for their precision. The message is clear and powerful!

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Neville Portelli

August 24, 2013

I'm not American and have a deep interest in history and find people like this and others fascinating that they had such vision.

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Lalgudi Rajgopal

July 13, 2013

I am an Indian and I read this speech 70 years ago when I was in middle school. I still remember the first and last sentences, by heart.

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Carol Tanner

July 13, 2013

All men are created equal, but very few men stand out...this man did, for all time he will be remembered.

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Mark Perry

July 07, 2013

Words from the soul without the compromise of politics and agenda. Lincoln does, in three short paragraphs, summarize what the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives for this American ideal has meant. Americans, although not alone, but moreso than any other group, have sacrificed the ultimate price without promise of gains for these ideals. Words to commit to memory.

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Lindsey Burchfield

June 11, 2013

I think this book shows something that everyone just need to stop and think about those people's lives and what they have helped us with today. A really great read!

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Jane Lawyer

June 11, 2013

Just... Wow. Amazing

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Kenzie B.

June 09, 2013

This was a very important speech in America's history. This speech makes a good point and is a good lesson people would do well to remember.

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Klipz Klipzs

May 27, 2013

Mario

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Julie Rausch

May 18, 2013

Loved it. So eloquent.

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Gaynell Foster

May 15, 2013

Some of the greatest words ever written, scrawled the night before the speech. They insire and hit a universal point in one page. Awesome.

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austin smith

May 01, 2013

its really good

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Trey Singleton

April 11, 2013

This Is stupid

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Gabe Sullivan

April 01, 2013

Stupid never read it i hate this spech of abe licon just eat chips in your underpants

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Glenn Anderson

March 30, 2013

No more noble ideas could be contained in a thousand times the words.

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Baby Jesus

March 01, 2013

So your tellen me this guy on the covers dead then who's your president

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Melanie Mitchell

February 24, 2013

These few words never fail to bring the tears to my eyes. Definitely good to read every so often, and remeber that these ideas are just as applicible now as they were then.

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Michael Burdock

February 22, 2013

Shorter than I imagined. I can see this inspiring a nation, then and now.

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Olivia Stevenson

February 20, 2013

One of the best things ive ever read and ive read a lot

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Subhash Tanikella

February 20, 2013

Gives you a clue to have nive speeches

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Jacki Wright

February 19, 2013

I really liked it

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Vicky Hickson

February 16, 2013

I recited this at a Presidents Day assembly when i was in the 8th grade in 1963. It was relevant in Lincolns time, it was relevant in the 60's and it certaintly relevant in this administration. Lincoln was so succint and just had no idea how timeless this speech would become. I am glad i took the time to re read it and to recite it aloud.

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Jim C.

February 02, 2013

It's incredible the mark these three paragraphs leave on someone a 150+ years later. every American, once a year should read these words and reflect on them. god Bless you Mr. lincoln that you walked on our Earth.

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Amal Bn

January 28, 2013

This is the kind of speeches that presidents should give, this is te kind of speeches that change history that build countries and make other stand still!!

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Ray LeGrand

January 12, 2013

This address is one of the most elequent expressions any president has ever made. We have a real reason to be proud Americans.

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Dudley Turnquest

January 09, 2013

Good

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S.k. Reniwasi

January 07, 2013

Best

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Rory Lollar

December 27, 2012

I love Lincoln but was expecting the speech to be longer.

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Glen Penson

December 14, 2012

Great

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Benson Addo

December 05, 2012

Good to read this book

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Omeed Saghafee

December 01, 2012

Usefull books i've ever seen

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Jordan Dobbins

December 01, 2012

Good book

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Bill Guthrie

November 20, 2012

Powerful. Patriotic. Persuasive. What a great speech. What an honor it would have been to be there in the context and full sensual experience of hearing President Lincoln deliver it. This is a must read.

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Jake Mroczenski

November 06, 2012

Ok

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Vic F

November 06, 2012

A man who's eloquence and leadership was above reproach.. Perhaps second only to George Washington, as one of the most important US historical figures since the founding of this nation. Reading this speech and understanding its impact to the very core of our Founders ideals, brings a tear to my eye. (11/5/2012)

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Joseph Trudell

November 05, 2012

Every child in every school in the U.S. should be made to read and then write about this.

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Susan Bassett

November 02, 2012

Be careful who you wish for you've just lost a lot of your rights already most of you don't even realise. I would love to know what he would say to you today about recent amendments that have already been made

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Jim Garrett

October 14, 2012

The most stirring and concise memorialization ever.

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Raquel Aguilar

September 30, 2012

Inspiring... A delight to read:)

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Ramiro Garza

September 21, 2012

I wish people still spoke like this. The images Abraham Lincoln envokes are forever a testament to this great leader.

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Shelby Spiggle

September 14, 2012

It is wonderful I love the Gettysburg address

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Jalen Roark

September 10, 2012

My favorite of history's leaders. I cannot believe people question still his undying devotion to see slavery abolished. He had quote after quote openly desecrating the acceptability of slavery at the time

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Christine Htoon

August 27, 2012

Although short, Lincoln's brief address reveals his reverence towards our nation's exceptional history and its promising yet conflicted future. The passage should be required reading for any student of American history.

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Graham Wadey

August 26, 2012

When I visit the US it will be good to know what Lincoln had to say at Getysburg

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John Tozer

August 07, 2012

See Pat Tozer's review

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Pat Tozer

August 07, 2012

We went through the motions of memorizing this in grade school with little understanding of the heart-felt meaning behind the words. If, as children, we could have appreciated what those words meant, we couldn't help but be better and more compassionate adults.

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Cindy Yohe

August 06, 2012

I was so amazed that I just now know what it is and what it represents at age 50.

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Emily Mesa

August 04, 2012

Definitely one of the greatest speeches of all time. Thank you Mr. President Abraham Lincoln for all flat you have done to help save America.

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Evelin Gomes

July 30, 2012

It was so funny

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Abby Seely

July 22, 2012

I think it is just remarkable! And it does indeed have the wonderful speech. It is a magnificent book! It is a great well being book!

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Chuck Beye

June 26, 2012

What would need to be said?

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Nick Cowley

June 24, 2012

Amazing

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Anetia Raymore

June 20, 2012

Even then the writing was on the wall.....SOMEDAY WE ALL WILL BE FREE!

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Judd Whyatt

June 18, 2012

Inspiring to say the least!

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Amery Rivera

May 30, 2012

What a wonderful book

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Molla Donaldson

May 24, 2012

It is hard to have a beginners mind and read this fresh when every word is so familiar yet even being partially successful makes retreading worth it. Can we agree that our views may differ but that all views and people are valuable?

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Cindy Fritze

May 12, 2012

Thank god for those who went before us and made a stand for all things that are noble and right. Lincoln was one of those brave men.

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MarKo Hubert

May 10, 2012

It is still true. And still today we have to fight for our rights over governments and big corporations.

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James Dixon

April 29, 2012

Considering that Lincoln wasn't very popular at the time of this address his words not only helped unite the Union but gave inspiration to many that a war of this magnitude was senseless. Brother killing brother was no solution.

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Barbara Hearon

April 26, 2012

Memorized for 7th grade still impressed!

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Ashley Hades

April 19, 2012

Very informational and very educating! :D

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Steve Snider

April 17, 2012

It's one of the greatest pieces of spoken communication in the history of the English language. What else can you say.

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Christa Rodgers

April 15, 2012

It is a wonderful speech If only mankind would get just a little inside from this. We all would live in harmony.

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Peter Perna

April 15, 2012

Went to my heart being a a combat soldier my self having to leave our dead

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Jennifer Shipley Vitagliano

March 19, 2012

An amazing, good & honorable man during a very difficult time in our nations history. Eloquent .

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Susan Newton

March 19, 2012

Forever these shall remain words timeless in meaning and of great character building required of a still young nation.

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Syed Elahi

March 07, 2012

This speech STILL inspires the people of the developing countries ! If this is not immortal, then, I do not know what is ! From : Syed Elahi, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Jeremy Fine

February 27, 2012

Well ya see it's that my teacher is making us memorize it and frankly it's very annoying...it's a food speech but it's the annoyance of my teacher that makes me hate it.

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Adam Piper

February 26, 2012

Timeless

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Rachel M.

February 15, 2012

I love this speech!! I find it sooooo ironic that he says, "the world will little note nor long remember what we said here…" and yet we are reciting it and reading it over one hundred years later.

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Nia Ramsey

February 09, 2012

Nice

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Bryan Arangorin

February 07, 2012

Very inspiring (:

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Thomas Nerkowski

February 03, 2012

The Gettysburg Address is a Nobel speech

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Sophie Corbin

January 31, 2012

Very interesting.

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Ryan Worley

January 12, 2012

Great

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Shalawn Richardson

January 10, 2012

Excellently stated!!

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Dean Bragg

January 09, 2012

The Gettysburg Address was a great speech and very inspirational and was written by this countries in my opinion greatest president Abraham Lincoln who was a man who in so little words could inspire people both then and know.

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Rich Menx

January 09, 2012

Good

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Jenish Karmacharya

January 03, 2012

I don't know

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Emily Sanborn

December 25, 2011

It was good but short:(

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Brenda Kelley

December 10, 2011

It was great

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Tom Sams

December 09, 2011

Fantastic. Man was a visionary.

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Eric Perez

December 03, 2011

Directly to point of mankind!

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Sharelle Robinson

November 12, 2011

I haven't read it yet but I read parts, and I loved what I read

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Madison Jones

November 10, 2011

Amazing!

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Lori Halleck

September 07, 2011

Every American should read!

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Judith Harp

August 03, 2011

Reveals the greatness...the humility...and the dedication of the greatest unappreciated president that this nation has ever or will ever see.

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Angelo Giberti

April 30, 2011

A must read and remember for ALL Americans regardless of party affiliations