Activity #2: Gettysburg Address Fill-in-the-Blank
On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln gave a short speech in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the dedication of a National
Cemetery at this important battlefield. Despite Mr. Lincoln's
statement that "the world will little note, nor long
remember, what we say here", the Gettysburg Address would
become one of his most famous speeches.
Here are the beginning and ending of the speech. Fill in the
blanks with the following words:
"Four score and __________ years ago, our ______________
brought forth on this continent, a new ____________,
conceived in ______________, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created __________."
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall
not have died in ________ that this nation,
under ______, shall have a new birth of ______________
and that government of the people, by the people, for
the _____________ shall not perish from the __________."
Check your answers.