November 19

1863

 

 
He helped us understand why the Civil War was worth so many lives, so much suffering.
He framed it as the last best hope for mankind to be self-ruled, and for all humans to be free.
 
November 19, 1863 is the date of the Gettysburg Address.
 
Lincoln was 56 years old when he was assassinated by a Confederate sympathizer who “lamented the recent abolition of slavery.
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