Why do you think Lincoln issued the Gettysburg Adress? What was he trying to do?
- JayLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
"Lincoln's speech puts the Civil War in perspective as a test of the success of the American Revolution. The nation founded on equality was in the midst of a war to determine whether such a nation could continue to exist. He said that they were gathered to formally dedicate ground hallowed by the men, American citizens, who died there, but his speech turned the event into a rededication of the living to the war effort to preserve a nation of freedom."
- william wLv 69 years ago
He had moved from his Vicksburg address! Just Kidding!!----Lincoln was trying to bring this country back together--a country that had been split apart by civil strife. He did this symbolically by showing that all men were people---God's creations--not just soldiers, and as Lincoln dedicated the piece of hallowed ground to them--for burial---he wanted to get the point across that they had dedicated themselves to the cause of Liberty, and Justice for all men, white men, black men---all men! In the speech and at the time of it's writing--he alludes to the idea that generations to come would not rememer what he said in the speech---Yet 150 years latter it stands, as arguably the greatest speech ever written, and it was only a few minutes long. Definately my favorite of all time.---HTH's------------------------williamSource(s): me, writer, 33 years and some minoot minutes--don't waste them P.S.--don't send correspondence to Vicksberg---Lincoln's not there.
- Anonymous9 years ago
He was dedicating a military cemetery for the soldiers who died in the battle there.