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.
- Read the full text of the Gettysburg Address
- 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.
- Here are 5 facts about the Gettysburg Address.
- Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has this 6-minute segment on the Gettysburg Address.