Parliamo questo mese di uno dei discorsi più famosi della storia: il discorso di Gettysburg.

Learning English through… famous addresses
By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 3 Novembre 2019

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the dedication of the National Cemetery. Just a few months before, Gettysburg had been the site of an important battle of the Civil War. The Unionist forces, that wanted to abolish slavery, had defeated the Southern, Confederate ones and had defended the North from their invasion. President Lincoln was therefore addressing people that were in the middle of a bloody and fraternal war. His remarks were supposed to be just closing considerations after the two-hour speech delivered by Edward Everett. Indeed, the address was shorter than a page, […]

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