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Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Lincoln, Abraham. "The Gettysburg Address." Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 19 Nov. 1863. Speech.

The passage as a whole can BEST be described as


a commemoration that gives way to criticism.


a case for how the past can influence the future.


an outline of causes that seem to be true of all human conflict.


an alternation between the promise and peril of building a new nation.


an illustration of the interplay between memory and experience.

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