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|Subject: The gettysburg address Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:18 pm|| |
guys omfg i'm such a history geek my history teacher told me I got marked down because I didn't bring up slavery in my hist paper or something like that and I wrote this very angry and kind of excited history rant what.
LIKE LINCOLN DIDN'T MENTION SLAVERY IN HIS SPEECH
AND HE DIDN'T MENTION IT FOR A REASON
1. IT WAS IMPLIED
LIKE HE WASN'T TALKING TO UNEDUCATED PEOPLE
AND SO THEY KNEW ABOUT SLAVERY ANYWAYS
AND THEY KNEW ABOUT THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION AND CRAP
2. HE WAS AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE
EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT HAVE NEEDED TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO WIN THE WAR, IT WOUL HAVE BEEN DISRESPECTFUL FOR HIM TO EVEN BRING UP SLAVERY
BECAUSE A LOT OF NORTHERNERS WERE FIGHTING FOR THE END OF THE WAR
OR FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DIED AT GETTYSBURG
AND NOT FOR SLAVES
AND A LOT OF NORTHERNERS OWNED SLAVES
AND IF LINCOLN HAD BROUGHT UP SLAVES PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AS MOTIVATED
A LOT OF NORTHERNS COULDN'T RELATE TO SLAVERY
BECAUSE THERE WASN'T SO MUCH OF IT IN THE NORTH
AND A LOT OF NORTHERNERS STILL HAD SLAVES
AND ALSO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DISRESPECTFUL
BECAUSE IF LINCOLN TALKED ABOUT THE DEAD, AND THEN WAS LIKE 'BUT LOL GUYS WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR BECAUSE THE SLAVES AREN'T FREE'
IT WOULD BE REALLY RUDE TO THE DEAD
AND HE WAS ON A GRAVEYARD
AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE
I'm very proud of this
"We don't decide who lives and dies. Not down here."