Giving the Gettysburg Address.

It is one of the most famous speeches in history. It came at a time when the people of the United States had seen a terrible civil war fought between the rebel Southern States and those of the North. It is considered to be one of the most important speeches in American history as an attempt to lay the ghosts of the war to rest. It was given by the then President Abraham Lincoln in what was actually meant to be a supporting role slot to Edward Everett’s grand two hour oratory which no one really bothers with.

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It’s a bit like a question of QI where you think you know the answer to “who gave the Gettysburg Address?’. Edward Everett is actually the right answer but it is Lincoln’s powerful and much shorter speech that is remembered. This is mainly because Lincoln actually gets to the point with just 10 sentences as opposed to the thirteen thousand six hundred and seven words used by Everett. Many would have wandered off or nodded off with lines like “it is with hesitation that I raise my poor voice to break the eloquent silence of God and Nature” (Everett) as opposed to “a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (Lincoln).

Nowadays these kinds of speeches are broadcast across a variety of mediums including radio and television. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to ensure that you have a clear picture and an Aerial Installation Gloucester can help you out with this. You wouldn’t want to miss the next great speech.