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HNN Hot Topics: Gettysburg Address

150 Years After the Gettysburg Address, Is Government by the People in Trouble?
by Drew Gilpen Faust

Has America fallen short of being the "world's best hope"?

NOVEMBER 17, 2013

Apology for Gettysburg Address remarks 150 years later

The Harrisburg Patriot-News apologizes for calling the Gettysburg Address "silly" in 1863.

NOVEMBER 16, 2013

Abraham Lincoln Never Believed in Racial Equality
by Alan Singer

"I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races."

NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Lincoln's 272 Words, A Model Of Brevity For Modern Times

It is difficult for those of us who write to say we need more words to tell a story when Lincoln did so much with just 272

NOVEMBER 5, 2013