This document is aimed at getting students to think critically about the significance of the Gettysburg Address and the complete transformation of Lincoln's view of slavery. In the beginning of the war, Lincoln repeatedly stated his main goal was to preserve the Union. By the end of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln was clearly fighting to end slavery in the United States. This questions included in this document encourage students to discover this for themselves. This provides the teacher for an excellent opportunity discuss why this shift was so important, both for military reasons (eliminated the possibility of European intervention) and for Civil Rights reasons.