Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Tanner Reagan

I believe the Gettysburg address was so important because. I believe the Gettysburg address was so important because it was short informative and got its point across in only 272 words. Edward Everett who spoke before Lincoln took two hours to with all of his points. It took Lincoln two minutes. It was goo because it only took two minutes to get his point across he had all the information he needed and nothing extra or pointless. Edward Everett was one of the best speakers of Abraham Lincoln’s time. Lincoln was not but his speech is known as one of the best speeches in history. It surprises me that the president had a very low self esteem. To get up and give such a great speech I think told us how great of a president he really was. Lincoln said “It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus for so nobly advanced “what I think he means is that they must keep fighting for democracy. The battle of Gettysburg is known as the bloodiest day in history. I believe that it is referenced as that because both sides lost way too many lives. I think the speech is so good because it was for the living and he referenced the dead. On November 19, 1863 Abraham delivers one of the most memorable speeches of American history. I believe that is was known as one of the best speeches was because it was a surprise to the nation. And this is how I feel about the entire Gettysburg address. Tanner Reagan Fisher High School Fisher, Illinois