The Gettysburg Address is considered by many to be not only Lincoln's best speech, but one of the most influential speech in world history. Every student has heard the phrase "four score and seven years ago..." but how many students actually know what the purpose of the Address is? That is what this quick reading assessment aims to do.
Through this close read, students will be able to more accurately describe what the purpose of the Gettysburg Address was and how Lincoln framed the Civil War as a test of whether democracy itself will survive.
If you like this resource, feel free to check out my other Civil War Resources below:
Confederate Perspectives of the Civil War
Union Perspectives of the Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Cornerstone Speech