5 Things to Read and Watch for the Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. It only took two minutes for him to deliver the 269-word speech, but it is one of the best-known speeches in history.

Here are five things to read and watch about the Gettysburg Address.

  1. Read the full text of the Gettysburg Address 
  2. History Channel has a page dedicated to the speech. It goes into Lincoln’s preparation, the public reaction, and has a couple of videos to explore.
  3. Here are 5 facts about the Gettysburg Address.
  4. Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has this 6-minute segment on the Gettysburg Address.
4. A two-minute history channel video on the Gettysburg Address