Presentation on theme: "Lincoln VS Lee. Abraham Lincoln Was elected president right before the Civil war broke out. Because of is courage strength and dedication while enduring."— Presentation transcript:
Abraham Lincoln Was elected president right before the Civil war broke out. Because of is courage strength and dedication while enduring a nation torn by war, he has earned the reputation as a champion of emancipation. Wrote the Gettysburg Address in 2 WEEKS!!
Many southerners were against Lincoln because they thought he would abolish slaver if he became president. They thought he would come up with new policies that would make them lose the profit off of free labor from slaves and the south’s economy would fall.
Robert E. Lee A Nationalist that disagreed with the secession of the south but was faithful to his State. He swore to never go against his own state of Virginia. He was respected the views of the north and also was faithful to his state and risked his life to defend it. Lee showed this respect and loyalty in letter entitled Letter to His Son
Lincoln actually offered Lee the commanding position to the union forces but he declined due to this loyalty.
Gettysburg Address KilledWoundedMissingTotal Union3,15514,5305,36523,040 Confederate 2,600- 4,500 12,8005,25020,650- 25,000 During the battle at Gettysburg more than 620000 soldiers were killed. Out of all the battles of civil war 620000 soldiers died in this one battle. Lincoln spoke at the sight of this battle because of how tragic it was.
This speech is still memorable today because the effect Lincoln had on the nation. It realized that the world was watching what would result in the civil war and the fact that the nation will be dramatically changed. Speech started with the birth of the country and ended with the future of the country
One quote from it is “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” The significance of this quote is that what happens in the war will be remembered much more than what Lincoln said at the memorial. Lincoln was emphasizing the importance of the war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a6AjeCAP-k (statue giving Gettysburg address)
Letter to His Son One thing lee expresses in this letter is how he does not find a country kept together by swards an bayonets. He goes on to say that this is when war takes over brotherly love. He told his son how he disagreed with the civil war and with the secession but he also showed his devotion to his state in his last line:
“If the Union is dissolved, and the government disrupted, I shall return to my native state and share the miseries of my people; and, save in defense, will draw my sword on none.” This shows how even if the government he believes in is beaten he will go back to his native state and endure the repercussions that will come to a separated United States of America and never pull his sword to them. Says “But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the union.”
Diction: A writers or speakers word choice. Importance in audience, style, mood, and literary form. Lincoln’s Diction? Lee’s Diction? Why different?
Lincoln VS Lee What were the differences in the views on the Civil war by Lincoln and Lee?