Ch 9: Famous Addresses of the American Civil War

About This Chapter

Some of the most memorable speeches in American history came out of the Civil War. Read on to review several of these addresses, and evaluate and examine their meaning, purpose and lasting significance.

Famous Addresses of the American Civil War - Chapter Summary

These lessons examine the inaugural speeches of two presidents, each on the opposing side in a bloody and terrible war, and the dedication speech that President Lincoln made on the battlefield at Gettysburg. Powerful, persuasive and poetic, these addresses stand as testaments to the stature of the men who made them. As you work through this chapter, you will:

  • Examine and explain Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address
  • Review the purpose and meaning of Lincoln's second inaugural address
  • Explain and evaluate the Gettysburg Address
  • Analyze Jefferson Davis' inaugural address

These short lessons provide comprehensive and well-developed information in small, easy doses. Lively, bright writing and skillful presentation hold your interest, and the short quizzes and chapter test allow you to check your retention and mastery of the subject matter. The convenient online platform gives total freedom to schedule study sessions any time, and our instructors are happy to assist if help is needed.

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