Gettysburg Address


Gettysburg Address
Get|tys|burg Ad|dress, the
a famous speech made by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He expressed his grief for the soldiers killed in the American Civil War, and talked about the principles that they died for, in words that are often remembered by Americans: 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 ... We here highly resolve that these dead 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, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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  • Gettysburg Address — prop. n. The popular name of a speech given by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA, as part of a ceremony to dedicate a portion of that battlefield as a cemetary for soldiers who died… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gettysburg Address — Gettysburg Address. Texte de la version originale avec le portrait d Abraham Lincoln. Le Gettysburg Address est le discours de deux minutes resté célèbre au cœur des Américains que prononce le président Abraham Lincoln le 19 novembre 1863 à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gettysburg Address — For the text of the Gettysburg Address, see Gettysburg Address at Wikisource. Main article: Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln (circled) at Gettysburg, taken about noon, just after… …   Wikipedia

  • Gettysburg Address — Bürgerkriegsmahnmal auf dem Schlachtfeld von Gettysburg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gettysburg Address — the notable short speech made by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa. * * * (Nov. 19, 1863) Speech by Pres. Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of a cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa., for… …   Universalium

  • Gettysburg Address — noun a three minute address by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg (November 19, 1863) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑address, ↑speech …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gettysburg Address — famous speech about the Civil War made by President Abraham Lincoln on the 19th of November 1863 at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gettysburg Address — /ˌgɛtizbɜg əˈdrɛs/ (say .geteezberg uh dres) noun the speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln, president of the US, at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, in 1863 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gettysburg Address — геттисбергская речь Линкольна; …   Словарь топонимов США

  • Gettysburg Address, the — Get|tys|burg Ad|dress, the [ ,getizbɜrg ə dres ] an important speech that was given by President Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War in 1863. It includes the famous expression government of the people, by the people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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