The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address was one of the shortest speeches given by a U.S. President, and one of the greatest.

Abraham Lincoln used words to inspire a nation. When we look back on our U.S. history, it’s important to hear the words of our great leaders and to understand why they were saying them. This way we can gain a better understanding of our past and the men and women who shaped it. Episode 5 of the Global Podcast breaks down President Lincoln’s two minute speech at Gettysburg so that we can understand it – and how it connects the Declaration of Independence to the preservation of the Union during the Civil War.

Hear the call to action at the end of this episode: “Join us and be inspired to achieve your own greatness.” All of our student trips to Washington, D.C. can be customized to fit your needs, so contact us today and speak with a representative about adding a day trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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