The Gettysburg Address: Then and Now

During the great Civil War, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (IC). In his speech dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives, he stated that America had great unfinished work before us (CX). This statement made by Abraham Lincoln could be taken many ways, because America still has great wok remaining for it (CD). Though it can be assumed that America has reached its full potential and has achieved freedom for everyone, it is not true (CD). The soldiers that died in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania died for the freedom of all Americans, and the fact that we still have not reached our full potential of freedom is saddening (CD-CX).

In many states in America, same sex couples cannot be married legally(IC). According to, only Washington, California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia allow same sex couples to marry(IC). Though it is good that some sates allow same sex couples to marry, that is not enough (CX). America is fifty states, so in all fifty states, everyone should be free (CD). Love knows no gender, and it is not a choice to be homosexual, and anyone who is homosexual American should be free to live the same life as any heterosexual American (CD-CX).

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