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Lincoln’s spare words at Gettysburg inspire 150 years later

Lessons from the 270-word speech are legion: purpose sharply framed, powerful, evocative and — most rare today — spare. All politicians with dreams of greatness can learn from the efficacy of a speech that has been memorized by schoolchildren for decades.


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Americans Don’t Understand Meaning Behind Gettysburg Address

A historian said Friday that Americans often fail to recognize the meaning behind President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ahead of the speech’s 150th anniversary this month. Allen Guelzo, director of Civil War era studies at Gettysburg College and renowned Lincoln scholar, said at the Heritage Foundation that Americans typically remember the address for its brevity or phrases like “four score and seven years ago” and “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”...

 

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