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November 19, 1863. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Vocabulary. Match words from the speech with their equivalents.
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  • Comprehension : building meaning through structure: identify parallel forms in the Gettysburg address


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  • A great resource which covers many aspects of the civil war, with reading lessons and activities. Ther's also a nice selection of links on the Civil War ( photos, timelines, lesson plans, letters, music, battles, heroes, soldiers, ...)

- The American Civil War: Final Surrender of the Confederate Army : Four years of bloody fighting had saved the Union of states. The northern victory had settled the question of whether states could leave the Union. And it had put to rest the problem of slavery, which had troubled the nation for so many years.

- The American Civil War: Election of 1864 : President Abraham Lincoln wanted to lead the country for another four years. However, his Republican Party was divided over who should be its candidate.

- The American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea : This Union campaign across the southern state of George cut a path of destruction more than 100 kilometers wide. Homes and villages from Atlanta to Savannah were burned.

- The American Civil War: Closing in on Richmond, the Confederate Capital : Union forces gathered three times the troops as the Confederate side. Yet fierce battles taught an important lesson: The methods of defense had improved much more than the methods of attack.

- The American Civil War: Battle of Vicksburg Splits the Southern Confederacy : General Ulysses Grant had been trying to seize Vicksburg, Mississippi, for several months. The victory gave his Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

- The American Civil War: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address : The president wanted to honor the brave men who had died in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He feared his speech was a failure.

- The American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville

- The American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg Aids the Union, but at a Cost : Confederate General Robert E. Lee hoped the battle in Pennsylvania would be a final blow against the Union and bring the Civil War to an end. He was wrong.

- The American Civil War: An Anti-War Movement in the North Turns Violent : The worst riot took place in July 1863 in New York City. One thousand people died during three days of violence. Confederate General Robert E. Lee saw the anti-war movement in the North as an opening for a military victory.

- The American Civil War: An Anti-War Movement Begins in the North : This is part 13 of a series of reports about President Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. After two years of severe fighting, an anti-war movement began to grow in the North. Leaders of the movement were Democrats called "Copperheads."

- The American Civil War: President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : The Union victory at Antietam gave President Lincoln a chance to announce his Emancipation Proclamation. The declaration freed all slaves in the rebel states of the South.

- The American Civil War: The Second Battle at Bull Run : In the first Battle of Manassas, Union troops defeated Confederate forces. The result was quite different a year later at the Second Battle of Manassas.

- The American Civil War: The Seven Days Campaign : Union forces led by General McClellan could not capture the southern capital at Richmond, Virginia. The battle was the first in a series of battles known as the Seven Days Campaign.

- THIS IS AMERICA - The Gettysburg Address : Gettysburg was the largest United States Civil War battle. It was also the subject of a speech given during the war by United States President Abraham Lincoln.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 1 : Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president in March 1861. In his inaugural speech, Lincoln urged Americans to honor the federal Union and avoid a civil war over slavery.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 2 : Federal troops at Fort Sumter in South Carolina faced a food shortage in 1861. Yet attempts to send them supplies were sure to begin a bitter civil war.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 3 : This attack by Confederate troops launched the American Civil War. In Washington, President Lincoln reacted with a call for troops to form a Union Army.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 4 : Virginia was the first state to secede after the start of the Civil War. Virginia's decision cost the Union a military commander of great ability. He was Robert E. Lee.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 5 : Union and Confederate forces met for the first time in 1861 at Bull Run, in Virginia. The fierce battle made President Lincoln recognize the need for a stronger Union army.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 6 : General Ulysses S. Grant led Union forces in the Battle of Shiloh. Their victory was at a high price. More than 13,000 Union soldiers were killed in the fight.

- Abraham Lincoln, Part 7 : A new kind of naval battle was fought during the Civil War involving iron ships. This marked the beginning of the end of the world's wooden navies.