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  • Negro Soldiers Into The Union Army
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    1861, July 16 The battle of Bull Run ended today. Northerners, like myself, know it as Bull Run but the Confederates know it as Manassas. This battle is giving me bad thoughts about the outcome of this war. This was a Southern victory and the Confederate army looks high in spirit and high in confidence, compared to the hurt, tired, and disappointed North. The great leadership of the Confederate generals won this battle. Their plans and attacks were no match for the Union ones. I hope the North c...
  • In Abraham Lincoln's Famous Speech
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    The Similarities of "The Gettysburg Address" and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" In Abraham Lincoln's famous speech, "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln uses emotional appeal, persuasive traits, and powerful diction to make one of the most well known and respected speeches of our time. Also the "Speech in the Virginia Convention" by Patrick Henry is similar to Lincoln's speech in all the same ways. Both of these speeches have similar characteristics, all of which contribute to their effectiven...
  • Lincoln's Speech
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    ... l and respected man in our history. The fact that Lincoln's immense confidence in himself allows him to compare himself to such a legend is frightening. If he can compare himself to Jesus Christ, he must believe that he has the power to do whatever he wants with our country. Also, by comparing himself to Jesus, he is trying to gain the people's trust and dedication. The people worship Jesus, and Lincoln would like the same kind of support for himself. Also in his 'Perpetuation Speech,' Linco...
  • Lincoln's Speech And King's Speech
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    Lincoln's "Emancipation Proclamation" and King's "I Have a Dream" speech have many similarities and differences between them. The "Emancipation Proclamation" was written in 1862 and given on January 1, 1863. This famous document freed the all African-Americans from slavery. The "I Have a Dream" speech written and given in 1963 dealt with equality and the way people were treated. Both speeches were similar in that they were both positive speeches. They both tried to be uplifting and pushed for no...
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates
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    In 1858, there was a great struggle within the state of Illinois for a seat in the Senate. The well know Stephen A. Douglas, the favored candidate, was excepted to win. Abraham Lincoln was not a well known candidate. In a struggle for the possible position, Lincoln proposed that he and Douglas organize a series of debates, so that both men might "divide time, and address the same audiences during the same canvass". Douglas accepted, and he feared that he had "everything to lose from a joint appe...
  • Most Famous Qualities Of Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln has been depicted as a very gifted orator and noble leader of our country. He is often compared with Shakespeare, due to his ability to say amazingly profound words. He is a very important symbol of our country's history. Lincoln definitely led an interesting life. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky. This was near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His mother's name was Nancy Hanks Lincoln; his father's name was...
  • Bold Speech Lincoln
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    Eloquent Boldness Should slavery be allowed in the United States? This question divided our nation into two separate entities in the late 1800's and laid the foundation for an ethically compelling speech. On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, spoke out to over 1,000 Republican delegates in the Springfield, Illinois, state house for the Republican State Convention. At this gathering, Lincoln delivered an extremely courageous, "A House Divided", speech. I...
  • President Abraham Lincoln
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    Many people remember President Abraham Lincoln as being a very gifted speaker as well as a dignified leader of our country. Through his many speeches and writings, Abraham Lincoln captivated American minds and gained millions of followers. In Lincoln's "Perpetuation speech", given before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, in 1838, Lincoln himself stated that our country was in great danger. He speaks of people such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon and then asks, "...
  • My Report On Abraham Lincoln
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    Have you ever read a biography book on someone and had to do a report on it Well, I have! It was an outstanding book. Well, I am going to give you a report that I did in school to share with you. Here I go! My name is Kyle Halverson and the book I read is called Lincoln. The copyright for this book wasn t to long ago it was 1987. The author of this cool book was Russell Freedman. This book that I read is about Abraham Lincoln. He was sixteen president of the United States of America. This book i...
  • Pericles Funeral Oration And Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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    The Parallels Between Pericles' Funeral Oration And Lincoln's Gettysburg Address The Parallels Between Pericles' Funeral Oration and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Upon evaluating Pericles' funeral oration and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the reader is able to clearly notice the parallels between the two speeches. Although there is a significant length difference the content of the two orations is quite similar. Throughout the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln noticeably echoes Pericles, transforms the...
  • Lincoln's Speech
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    Our nation has been shaped and reshaped by several major speeches. These speeches are given from the heart with inspiration, admiration and motivation. Famous speechwriters include Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Abraham Lincoln was the 13th President most noted for his Battle of Gettysburg Address in which he gave on the battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil war. The B...
  • King And Lincoln's Speeches
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    "Speeches have the power to change the way an audience feels about a certain topic. It is through the effective use of rhetoric that this is achieved". If a speech achieves this, the speech can be considered as successful. Therefore the quote is only relevant for successful speeches. Successful speeches also have to be relevant to its audience and appropriate to its contexts. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jnr.'s I have a dream are two examples of successful speeches...
  • Effective Public Addresses Of President Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln One Of The Greatest Abraham Lincoln One Of The Greatest Orators Of Our Time On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the most famous speakers in history. I will chronicle for you some of the most remembered and effective public addr...
  • Central To Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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    Analysis Of The Gettysburg Address Essay, Research Analysis Of The Gettysburg Address In the early days of the United States, loyalty to one's state often took precedence over loyalty to one's country. The Union was considered a "voluntary compact entered into by independent, sovereign states' for as long as it served their purpose to be so joined (Encarta). Neither the North nor South had any strong sense permanence of the Union. As patterns of living diverged between North and South, their pol...

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