Gettysburg Address, 1863
At the site of one of the Civil War's pivotal battles, Lincoln delivered an address that was as succinct just about three minutes and 265 words long as it was memorable. As he helped dedicate a cemetery to Gettysburg's fallen soldiers, he issued a stirring plea for the country to pay them tribute by honoring principles liberty, equality worth dying for.
Best Line: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
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