Gettysburg Address

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Gettysburg Address Was Short, Entirely Too Sweet

Chuck Thompson argues that the masterpiece of rhetoric missed its chance

(Newser) - Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, perhaps the most famous and vaunted speech an American president has ever delivered. It's revered for Abraham Lincoln's force, clarity, and brevity—it's only 278 words, David Kusnet at CNN points out, and it uses mostly one- and... More »

Paper Retracts 1863 Critique of Gettysburg Address

It was a pretty good speech after all, says Pennsylvania newspaper

(Newser) - It took 150 years, but a Pennsylvania newspaper said today it should have recognized the greatness of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the time it was delivered. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, about 35 miles northeast of Gettysburg, retracted a dismissive editorial penned by its Civil War-era predecessor, the Harrisburg ... More »

Sorry, Abe, You Need a Permit

... to give the Gettysburg Address

(Newser) - One man looking to celebrate Presidents Day found that the land of the free isn't always so, the Daily Caller reports. Phillip Howell is a 25-year-old, 6-foot-4-inch tall American who, with a beard and top hat, bears a striking resemblance to a certain former president. He tried giving the Gettysburg... More »

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