1a. What vision of the nation does Lincoln describe at the close of his speech?
He describes a nation as healthy, peaceful, and free
1b. In what way does a expression of this vision further his purpose for speaking?
to inspire people to fight to regain national unity
2a. What gift has Lee's son given him?
A biography of Washington
2b. How is Lee's recognition of this gift linked to his feelings about secession?
He states that Washington would be upset if he knew that the Union, which Washington worked so hard create, might soon fall apart
3a. How would you explain Lee's use of the Word Union?
permanent government the can be ended only by revolution or universal agreement
3b. In what ways does he clarify or refine the meaning of the word Union?
a union only maintained by force can be ended only by a revolution
3c. In your own words, explain Lee's argument against secession?
He argues that salesplan conflicts with the goals of the constitution
3a. What words does Lincoln use to describe the War?
The Great Civil War
3b What words does Lee use to describe it?
Anarchy and "These Evils"
3c. What personal ideas about the war do you think the two men share ?
The price of the war
5. Why did President Lincoln wrote such a short speech for his address at Gettysburg?
He was asked to "make a few remarks"
6. Why did Lincoln connect the honoring of those who died at Gettysburg with the goal off continuing the war toward union victory?
He wanted to see the nation survive. He did not want the loss of life to be in vain.
Why was Lee so opposed to secession?
He served in the US military
In his letter, Lee reflects an attitude toward impending events that is fatalistic about the prospects of war
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