Write An Essay On The Gettysburg Address

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Three important American citizens, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, and John F. Kennedy have overcame many obstacles to get to where they were in life. The three speeches, “The Gettysburg Address,” “I Have a Dream,” and “Man on the Moon” all demonstrate the struggles that the United States had to endure. The three texts and how they are alike and different will be explained through author's purpose, theme, length, and the tone of all three speeches. First, in 1863, “The Gettysburg Address” was delivered in order to dedicate the cemetery where the 50,000 deceased soldiers were buried. Abraham Lincoln stated, “a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” which means that he thought everyone had the rights to equality. Lincoln wanted everyone to remember this day, but to also keep fighting the good fight. “I Have a Dream” was delivered in 1963 at the “March on Washington”. Martin Luther King Jr said “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead” means that no one should be left alone, everyone must stick together. Abraham Lincoln wanted freedom throughout the country. It wasn't fair to the slaves to have to work like they had to just to survive. Martin Luther King Jr said “let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.…show more content…
Lincoln wrote the speech at last minute on a train while headed to give the speech. Although it only lasted about two minutes long, it was just enough time to get his point across and that is what Abraham Lincoln wanted. Martin Luther King's speech was two hours long, but had many creative details. King being descriptive helped the audience understand what he wanted to say. John F. Kennedy made his speech forty minutes long. He did not want to lose the audience's attention, but he wanted to get all of his points across so that everyone would

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