The Gettysburg Address delivered by Lincoln (86 words)

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The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln (12th February, 1809 - 15th April, 1865) on the 19th of November, 1863 at the dedication the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The speech lasted just over two minutes, but is remembered as one of the greatest and most significant in US history for delivering a vision of the Civil War as a battle for a truly united and equal America, where 'government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.'

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