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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Peggy Dooley

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. Can a nation conceived in liberty and the idea of equality in the late 1800s survive in the face of current-day strife? That is the question Abraham Lincoln poses in...

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