The Civil War

The Gettysburg Address

Clip: Season 1 | 5m 50s

Lincoln feels he has failed the American people, his audience at Gettysburg, and the memory of the dead with his short address, yet the eloquence and grandeur of the 269 words became enshrined as a standard against which all speeches that came thereafter were measured.

Aired: 04/03/11

Rating: NR

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