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"The Orator"

Nov 20, 2019

Abraham Lincoln, 1863
Credit Mathew B. Brady, from the George Eastman House Collection / Flickr/Creative Commons

On November 19th, at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, one of America's greatest orators of the time, Edward Everett, gave a grand speech. But it was Abraham Lincoln’s brief address, consisting of only 272 words, which will be remembered forever.