The school teacher who changed the result of the Civil War and changed the course of world history at Gettysburg (till 23:20).
Read about the one of the most famous United States President during the Civil war in
Butterfly Effect: The Farmer Who Saved a Billion Lives?
A shorter version of the same story
The U.S. President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the best-known speeches in American history on these very grounds in Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Address was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil dedication of the national Cemetery on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy. Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to others’ presentations that day, came to be seen as one of the greatest and most influential statements of American national purpose.
In just over two minutes, beginning with the now-iconic phrase “Four score and seven years ago”—referring to the signing of the Declaration of Independence eighty-seven years earlier—Lincoln invoked the United States’ founding principles of human equality as set forth in that document, then reminded his listeners of the peril to those principles posed by the Civil War then in progress. He extolled the sacrifices of those who died at Gettysburg in defense of those principles, and exhorted his listeners to continue the struggle for survival of the nation’s representative democracy as a beacon to the world—urging resolve.
In Lincoln at Gettysburg, parallels between Lincoln’s speech and Pericles’s Funeral Oration during the Peloponnesian War as described by Thucydides.