President Lincoln Speech

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President Lincoln Speech

President Lincoln delivered the 272 word Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was written during the civil war between the North and the South of a much divided America.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

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Word Lists:

Detract : diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement)

Dedicated : (of a person) devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity

Hallow : honor as holy

Battlefield : the piece of ground on which a battle is or was fought

Dedicate : devote (time, effort, or oneself) to a particular task or purpose

Consecrated : (of a church or land) having been made or declared sacred

Consecrate : make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose

Continent : any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).

Conceive : become pregnant with (a child)

Proposition : a statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion

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Additional Information:

Rating: B

Words: 173

Unique Words : 109

Sentences : 9

Reading Time : 0:46

Noun : 43

Conjunction : 23

Adverb : 8

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 16

Pronoun : 15

Verb : 35

Preposition : 16

Letter Count : 799

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Neutral

Difficult Words : 45

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