Posted Monday November 19, 2018 by ffvfadmin



 

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Lincoln’s Constitution

 

Nov. 19 marks the 155th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the speech by Abraham Lincoln to mark the commemoration of the cemetery on the site of the great battle from July 1-3, 1863.

Teachers can learn more about the 16th president and his legacy by enrolling in Abraham Lincoln’s Constitution, to be held on the campus of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge July 21-26, 2019. Visit here to enroll.

The course will be led by Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America.

The Gettysburg Address:

Four score 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 battlefield 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 can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow —  this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled there, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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