In November of 1863, people in the North wanted to dedicate a section of the battle ground

where 23,000 union soldiers died along with 28,000 confederate soldiers.

Lincoln was asked to speak during the dedication service. Although his speech was only about 280 words, the message was strong about the rights and freedoms of our country.

Lincoln is remembered by so many historians as being a great leader who worked so hard to preserve the Union.

Watch the video clip below about the Gettysburg Address.

Click on the link below to read the passage about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.

In April 9th of 1865, Lee along with his army of 55,000 confederate soldiers were starving & basically rags on their backs. Grant asked Lee to surrender & Lee realized it was time to give up.

Finally, another important event that Lincoln did during his presidency was the Emancipation Proclamation. Click on the document and read what the Lincoln's reasons for creating this act. You can also read page 90 in your Social Studies text to find out more about the Emancipation Proclamation. After you have read both text, check out the clip below to help you better understand the passage of this act and how it changed the opinions of the people fighting the war.